The battle between the Heat and Hawks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Atlanta was handed a 107-87 defeat on Sunday at Philips Arena.
Miami won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 4-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 189.5.
Miami got 23 points from LeBron James and another 21 points from Dwyane Wade. LeBron James contributed 6 assists, while Chris Bosh cleaned the glass with 16 rebounds.
Atlanta got 17 points from Willie Green in a losing cause and another 12 points from Joe Johnson. Josh Smith contributed 7 assists for the Hawks, while Zaza Pachulia had 9 rebounds.
The Heat hit the break leading 63-41 before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored Miami as they grabbed 52 boards, while Atlanta only had 38.
Miami heads into a battle against the Bucks. Atlanta, meanwhile, will have their next action against Los Angeles.