Miami Heat continue winning streak against Atlanta Hawks

Bam Adebayo challenges Clint Capela
Miami Heat vs Atlanta Hawks recap. Photo from Peachtree Hoops.

The Heat continued their good form with a sixth straight win against the Atlanta Hawks at the American Airlines Arena.

Jimmy Butler was ruled out for the Heat with a knee injury, however Tyler Herro was available after missing three games.

The Heat took a first quarter lead of 26-21, with the Hawks shooting half of their three pointers for the game in the first.

John Collins led the way for the Hawks on the night, dropping 34 points and grabbing 10 boards, whilst shooting 62% from the field.

Despite Collins scoring a third of his points in the second quarter, the Hawks were outscored 28-23, giving the Heat a half-time lead of 54-44.

Kendrick Nunn led the scoring for the Heat, picking up 24 points whilst also dishing out seven assists.

Bam Adebayo stepped up for the Heat on both ends, scoring 16 points and dropping 13 rebounds, whilst getting in three blocks also.

Collins scored 19 points in the third quarter to lead the fightback for the Hawks, as they brought the game to within one by the start of the fourth.


Clint Capela picked up 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Hawks whilst Trae Young nearly scored a triple-double.

Young scored 15 points, nine assists and grabbed eight boards. Unlike Young, he only shot 21% from the field, sinking just three of his 14 shots.

With the score tied at 95-95 late on, the Heat came in clutch by going on a 10-0 scoring run to help seal the victory.

Precious Achiuwa and Herro scored 14 points, whilst Goran Dragic ended the game with 13 points for the Heat.

Kevin Huerter finished with 13 points, as the Hawks fell to their second straight defeat.

After their win, the Heat currently have the longest win streak in the Association and move up to fifth in the standings.

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