Atlanta Hawks come from behind in win over Miami Heat


The Atlanta Hawks allowed the Miami Heat to get out to a 14-0 lead to begin the game, and then, the team decided that play time was over. Just as Al Horford found his way back into the Atlanta lineup after coming off a pectoral injury on December 26th with two points and a pair of assists in limited time, the Hawks came from behind to snatch a 109-103 victory.

Leading the way for the Hawks was Paul Millsap, who led all scorers with 23 points and added five rebounds, as well as Kyle Korver who knocked down five triples and finished the night with 17 points. Korver was the man who brought the Hawks even in the second half, and hit drained back-to-back long distance buckets to tie the game at 57-57, which was the closest the Hawks had been at that point since the opening bucket. The Hawks outscored Miami 43-18 in the third quarter.

Jeff Teague, DeMarre Carroll and Mike Scott all also finished in double figures, with Teague adding five assists, Carroll grabbing six boards and Scott grabbing three rebounds.

The Heat had six double-digit scorers, including stars Chris Bosh, who lead all Heat scorers with 22 points, and Dewayne Wade, who had 16, and 2014 draft pick Shabazz Napier even got in on the double digit fun, netting 12 points.

The Hawks shot 48.8% from the floor and went a much better 75% from the charity stripe tonight, outdoing Miami on both fronts (43.9% from the floor and 69% on free throws).

The Hawks win keeps the Heat winless in 2014 preseason play, and Atlanta will be in action on Thursday night, as they face off with the Chicago Bulls at 8:00 pm ET.