Hawks vs Heat: Starting Lineups, Injury Report, Series Notes, etc.

Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith is defended by Miami Heat forward LeBron James during 1st half action of an exhibition opener at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday, October 7, 2012. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/MCT)

Quick Facts

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

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Projected Starting Lineups

Atlanta Hawks: 

PG: Jeff Teague | SG: Devin Harris | SF: DeShawn Stevenson | PF: Josh Smith | C: Al Horford

Miami Heat:

PG: Mario Chalmers | SG: Dwyane Wade | SF: LeBron James | PF: Udonis Haslem | C: Chris Bosh

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Injury/Inactive Players Report

Atlanta Hawks: Kyle Korver (back spasms) is doubtful.

Miami Heat: None.

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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.

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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.

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Common Threads

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.

 

Information was used from the Hawks and Heat official gamenotes

Topics: Atlanta Hawks, Miami Heat

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