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Heat hope to continue dominance of Hawks

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Miami Heat look to continue their recent mastery of the Southeast Division-rival Atlanta Hawks when the two clubs square off for the first time Tuesday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

The Heat took all four meetings with the Hawks last season and have won seven straight, nine of 10 and 14 of the past 19 games in this series. Atlanta hasn't fared so well in south Florida, losing three straight and 19 of the previous 23 trips there.

LeBron James averaged 21.8 points per game against the Hawks last season. The Heat are 55-40 all-time against the Hawks.

Miami has won three straight overall and six of seven games, and recorded a 97-81 triumph at Charlotte on Saturday behind James' 30 points on 13-of-18 shooting. Michael Beasley scored 15 points and Chris Andersen added 10 for the Heat, who received a combined 11 points from Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade.

"I looked at LeBron before we ran out on the court and said we're going to need a big game from (Beasley) tonight," Wade said. "He gave it to us."

The Heat shot 50.7 percent for the game and are fourth in the NBA in scoring with 106.1 points per game. James has scored 30-plus points in three straight games and is second in the league with 27.3 ppg. He is three foul shots away from 5,000 in his career.

Miami had scored at least 100 points in each of the first nine games to start the season, the longest streak to begin a season in franchise history.

On the injury front for the two-time defending champions, Wade (knees) and forward Udonis Haslem (back) are probable for Tuesday and guard Ray Allen (flu) is listed as questionable. Guard Mario Chalmers served his one-game suspension for a flagrant foul against Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki.

Chalmers took to his Twitter account about missing Saturday's game.

"My teammates gonna hold it down for me tonight against the bobcats. Can't wait till Tuesday night. It's startin to get personal now."

Atlanta enters the game on a roll, having won two straight and four of five games. In a 110-90 victory at New York on Saturday, Jeff Teague led a balanced attack and eight players in double figures with 16 points.

Kyle Korver had 15 points, Paul Millsap added 14 and 13 rebounds, Shelvin Mack compiled 12 points and 12 assists and Al Horford netted 12 points as well. Mike Scott (11), DeMarre Carroll (10) and Gustavo Ayon (10) rounded out the double-digit scorers.

The Hawks shot 56.4 percent for the game and have scored 100-plus points nine times in 10 games this season. They rank second in the NBA in assists with 26.3 per game and have handed out at least 20 in every game.

"I think it was great to see the bench give us what they gave us tonight. I think defensively that was the closest to a complete game we've had," Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer said.

Korver, meanwhile, has made at least one 3-pointer in 83 straight games, which is six shy of tying Dana Barros' mark of 89. His precise shooting from downtown has the Hawks seventh in the NBA in scoring at 104.7 ppg.

Atlanta is fourth in the league in field goal percentage at .477.

11/19 10:00:12 ET

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Schedule

Wednesday, April 16Full Scoreboard
Chicago81OT 1:15 | Box
Charlotte86TV: CSN-CHI, SportSouth
Indiana «101Final | Box
Orlando86
Washington683rd Qtr 10:03 | Box
Boston62CSN-CHI, SportSouth
Brooklyn513rd Qtr 9:22 | Box
Cleveland60CSN-DC, CSN-NE
Dallas533rd Qtr | Box
Memphis51YES, FSN-OH
Philadelphia553rd Qtr | Box
Miami51FSN-SW, SportSouth, ESPN
Atlanta623rd Qtr 9:02 | Box
Milwaukee65CSN-PHI, SunSports
Utah573rd Qtr 8:20 | Box
Minnesota56SportSouth, FSN-WIS
Houston503rd Qtr 11:05 | Box
New Orleans58ROOT-RM, FSN-N
Toronto573rd Qtr 10:38 | Box
New York46CSN-HOU, FSN-NO
Detroit563rd Qtr 11:03 | Box
Oklahoma City55Sportsnet 360, MSG
LA Lakers723rd Qtr 4:47 | Box
San Antonio64FSN-DET, FSN-OK
Golden State 4/16 10:30 PM ET
Denver TWC SN, FSN-SW
LA Clippers 4/16 10:30 PM ET
Portland FSN-PT, KGW
Phoenix 4/16 10:30 PM ET
Sacramento FSN-AZ, CSN-CA
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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 33 .593 --- 26-15 22-18 32-19 W 2
x-Brooklyn 44 37 .543 4 28-13 16-24 26-25 L 1
New York 36 45 .444 12 18-22 18-23 25-26 W 3
Boston 25 56 .309 23 16-24 9-32 21-30 L 1
Philadelphia 18 63 .222 30 10-31 8-32 13-38 W 1
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 55 26 .679 --- 35-6 20-20 37-14 W 1
x-Chicago 48 33 .593 7 27-14 21-19 35-16 W 1
Cleveland 32 49 .395 23 18-22 14-27 20-31 L 2
Detroit 29 52 .358 26 17-24 12-28 23-29 L 3
Milwaukee 15 66 .185 40 10-30 5-36 12-39 L 2
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 27 .667 --- 32-8 22-19 34-17 L 2
x-Washington 43 38 .531 11 22-19 21-19 32-19 W 3
x-Charlotte 42 39 .519 12 24-16 18-23 29-22 W 2
x-Atlanta 37 44 .457 17 24-17 13-27 27-24 L 1
Orlando 23 58 .284 31 19-21 4-37 17-34 L 3
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 58 23 .716 --- 33-7 25-16 36-16 L 2
x-Portland 53 28 .654 5 30-10 23-18 30-21 W 4
Minnesota 40 41 .494 18 24-16 16-25 23-28 L 2
Denver 36 45 .444 22 22-18 14-27 20-31 L 1
Utah 24 57 .296 34 16-25 8-32 12-39 L 5
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 24 .704 --- 34-7 23-17 36-15 W 2
x-Golden State 50 31 .617 7 27-14 23-17 30-21 W 1
Phoenix 47 34 .580 10 26-15 21-19 27-24 L 3
Sacramento 28 53 .346 29 17-23 11-30 15-36 W 1
LA Lakers 26 55 .321 31 14-27 12-28 14-37 W 1
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 19 .765 --- 32-8 30-11 38-13 L 1
x-Houston 54 27 .667 8 33-8 21-19 31-20 W 2
x-Dallas 49 32 .605 13 26-15 23-17 29-22 W 1
x-Memphis 49 32 .605 13 26-14 23-18 28-23 W 4
New Orleans 33 48 .407 29 21-19 12-29 14-37 W 1
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
1st OT
CHA 84
CHI 81
 
12th
DUR 5
NOR 6
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
9th
PHI 0
ATL 1
 
7th
NYY 2
CHC 0
 
7th
DET 1
CLE 3
 
8th
MIA 3
WAS 6
 
5th
TEX 0
SEA 2
 
3rd
CWS 1
BOS 1
 
4th
HOU 2
KAN 1
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN 0
TOR 0
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
COL
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
1st OT
CHA 84
CHI 81
 
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
 
3rd
MIL 63
ATL 62
 
3rd
CLE 56
BRK 51
 
Half
MEM 51
DAL 53
 
3rd
OKC 54
DET 56
 
3rd
NOP 56
HOU 50
 
3rd
SAN 61
LAL 66
 
Half
MIA 51
PHI 55
 
3rd
NYK 44
TOR 57
 
3rd
MIN 53
UTA 55
 
3rd
BOS 62
WAS 68
 
10:30pm Tonight
DEN
GSW
10:30pm Tonight
POR
LAC
10:30pm Tonight
SAC
PHO
3rd
TAM 3
MON 3
 
2nd Intermission
PIT 3
CLB 3
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
12th
DUR 5
NOR 6