The Heat Has Been Held On For A Narrow Game 5 Victory To Eliminate the Hawks

The Heat Has Been Held On For A Narrow Game 5 Victory To Eliminate the Hawks ...

On Tuesday, the Heat defeated the Atlanta Hawks 97-94, securing a ticket to Miami's ticket round.

The Hawks needed assistance on the wing when playing without Bogdan Bogdanovic, who was also a late scratch in the game. Kevin Huerter provided it in the early going. Huerter scored seven of the first nine points for Atlanta, giving the visitors an early lead.

Kev is up for a great start.

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Miami responded in kind with a 12-2 run to gain their first advantage on the scoreboard. Victor Oladipo, who became the only goalkeeper on the pitch, scored eight points on his first four shots and gave the Heat a boost.

Miami has been fired as a result of Oladipo's move.

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For the most part, the first half was a slog for both offenses. Atlanta and Miami combined to shoot 1-of-15 from three-point range, but that kind of ugliness persisted for most of the second quarter. There was a significant stretch in which the Hawks made back-to-back threes, giving Atlanta the largest lead of six.

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The defense for Dre. is collapsed by trae and Big O.

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Nate McMillan's team led 40-39 with less than three minutes to go in the first half, and all seemed to be strong for the Hawks. However, the final result was smooth, with a hideous sequence out of a timeout that included back-to-back turnovers in the backcourt.


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Despite an uneven offensive performance, Things continued to spiral from there for Atlanta, as Miami completed a 15-0 run in less than two minutes. The Heat finally were able to make a couple of jump shots along the way. Despite an uneven offensive streak, Miami took a 12-point lead.



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The Hawks completed a 8-0 run to start the third quarter, with De'Andre Hunter getting a big advantage offensively for Atlanta, with 15 points by the middle of the third quarter.

Dre will have four quick victories, and he has 15 opponents.

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The tear has dropped

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Miami handled the situation midway through the third quarter, with Atlanta's offense hemorrhaging. The Heat used a 7-0 run to gain a double-digit lead, and Atlanta scored only two points in seven minutes.


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The Heat might have gotten lost late in the third quarter, citing their only 11-point lead to the closing period. That became even more evident when the Hawks used a mini-spurt from Hunter and a 12-4 run to climb within 79-76, with more than eight minutes left.

Dre is a huge shot.

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Miami's lead reclaimed control at 92-82 with less than five minutes remaining, but Hunter continued to cook for Atlanta. The third-year forward uncovered Miami's wing defense in the absence of Butler, scoring six points on three possessions to propel the Hawks back to 92-86 with 3:38 left to go. The Heat continued to scuffle on offense, scoring only two points in the last 3:30 of the game, while attempting to keep an eye on the wounds.

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