The Miami Heat led by LeBron James & Co. rallied in the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks to win 103-90, extending their winning-streak to eight straight games.
A couple of fourth quarter statistics stick out as the reason why Miami was able to rally past Atlanta. So without further ado, below is the game notes from the incomparable Elias Sports Bureau.
James Dishes In The Fourth
From Elias: LeBron James handed out eight assists in the fourth quarter of the Heat’s 103-90 win at Atlanta. It was the fifth time that James recorded eight-or-more assists in a period. The first four times all took place in the first quarter. LeBron had never previously been credited with more than six assists in any fourth quarter.
Heat’s Big Fourth Quarter Turns Deficit Into Rout
From Elias: The Heat trailed the Hawks 73-63 at the end of the third quarter. But Miami outscored Atlanta 40-17 over the final 12 minutes to post a 103-90 victory at Philips Arena. The last team to win by 13+ points after trailing by double digits after three quarters was the Lakers on December 20, 2006. Los Angeles was also down by 10 points at the end of the third, but outscored the Timberwolves 34-7 in the fourth to post a 17-point win at Minnesota.