Who?: Atlanta Hawks at Miami Heat
What?: Southeast Divisional Showdown (Game # 18, Home Game #8)
Where?: AmericanAirlines Arena (Miami, FL)
When?: Monday, December 10, 2012 – 7:30 PM (ET)
How?: SportSouth HDTV / 680AM & 93.7FM
Projected Starting Lineups
PG: Jeff Teague | SG: Devin Harris | SF: DeShawn Stevenson | PF: Josh Smith | C: Al Horford
PG: Mario Chalmers | SG: Dwyane Wade | SF: LeBron James | PF: Udonis Haslem | C: Chris Bosh
Injury/Inactive Players Report
Atlanta Hawks: Kyle Korver (back spasms) is doubtful.
Miami Heat: None.
Current Records/Streak & Hot, Lukewarm, or Cold
Records: Atlanta Hawks (12-5) … Miami Heat (13-5)
Streak: Atlanta Hawks –> OVERALL: Won 3 / HOME: Won 2 / ROAD: Won 3 … Miami Heat –> OVERALL: Won 1 / HOME: Won 1 / ROAD: Lost 1
Away/Home Records: Hawks are (5-2) on the road … Heat are (9-1) at home
Atlanta Hawks: Hot.
Miami Heat: Lukewarm.
Season/Past Season Series
Atlanta visits Miami for the first time this year in the second-of-four games between the clubs. The Heat posted a 95-89 win at Philips Arena (11/9) in the first meeting. Chris Bosh led all scorers with 24 points and LeBron James tallied 21 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. Jeff Teague paced the Hawks with 20 points and 11 assists. The teams play again on 2/20 (Philips Arena) and 3/12 (in Miami) to finish the season series. The Heat currently own a four-game winning streak against Atlanta, including the last game in Miami on 3/7/12 (89-86). The Hawks’ last win against the Heat was a 100-92 road decision on 1/2/12. Miami leads the all-time series 52-40, including a 33-13 home advantage.
Udonis Haslem played for the Hawks summer league squad in 2002. Al Horford’s father Tito starred at University of Miami (1986-88). Miami assistant coach David Fizdale was on the Hawks’ coaching staff from 2004-08, and Heat assistant Ron Rothstein is also a former Hawks assistant and scout. Chris Bosh played at Georgia Tech in 2002-03. Mike Miller and DeShawn Stevenson were teammates with the Wizards for part of 2009-10. Johan Petro, Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis teamed up in Seattle from 2005-07.