The Miami Heat (29-12) fell to the Atlanta Hawks (21-19) 121-114 on Monday night in a game in which seven Hawks players finished in double figures.
Paul Millsap led Atlanta with 26 points on 8-of-13 shooting (20 points in the first half) and seven rebounds while Pero Antic and DeMarre Carroll added 17 and 19 points, respectively.
In a shootout, the Heat and Hawks combined to score 141 points in the first half, while Atlanta shot 52 percent from the field and 39 percent from three in the win. Miami was slightly worse at 49 percent from the field, but hit on 46 percent of its looks from deep. The Hawks also outscored Miami, 50-44, in the second half.
Miami is now 5-6 this season without Dwyane Wade.
LeBron James led all scorers with 30 points on 11-of-21 shooting, six assists, four rebounds and three turnovers, while Chris Bosh added 21 points and Ray Allen chipped in 14.
The big story, though, was the production of Atlanta's bench, which was much-needed after Jeff Teague scored just two points on 1-of-7 shooting.
Shelvin Mack, Lou Williams, Mike Scott and Elton Brand combined to score 45 points as the second unit was led by 13 points from the former Butler Bulldog.
Conversely, Miami's bench managed just 15 points (eight from Chris Andersen and seven from Norris Cole) in the loss.
Next up for Miami is a showdown with the Boston Celtics on Tuesday while the Hawks are set for a matchup with the Orlando Magic on Wednesday.
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