Jeff Teague scored 25 points, Lou Williams had 18 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Atlanta Hawks earned the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spot with a 98-85 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday night.
As the Miami Heat appear to be close to hitting their playoff stride, the Heat’s top competition in the Eastern Conference appears to be collapsing under the pressure of trying to knock off the Heat.
The Atlanta Hawks didn’t talk about ending their nine-game losing streak against Miami.
The Atlanta Hawks routinely struggle offensively when facing the Miami Heat.
For the Miami Heat, the third quarter was pretty much the whole story. Chris Bosh tumbled over some courtside seats on one end, and LeBron James apologized to a few fans during one particularly frustrating moment on the other.
Dwyane Wade sat out Miami’s game against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night, the second time this season that the Heat guard has been held out for rest purposes.
A good way to start the preseason, the Miami Heat picked up a win against the Atlanta Hawks Monday night in the preseason opener.
Hopefully, this is not a bad sign for the Heat this season. Dwyane Wade was in the starting lineup for the Miami Heat’s preseason opener. That is, until he decided he needed a night off.
The two-time defending champion Miami Heat kick off their preseason schedule Monday night as they begin work on pursuing a three-peat as NBA champions.
The Dallas Mavericks have ended up with Miami guard Shane Larkin after a pair of trades to move down in the NBA draft and clear salary cap space for a run at center Dwight Howard in free agency.