Atlanta vs Miami Recap - Heat Win 121-119
LeBron James poured in 38 points for Miami on Monday, as they defeated Atlanta 121-119 at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Miami did not, however, defeat the Hawks against the spread, which closed at 7.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 206.5.
Ray Allen had 19 points for Miami and Mario Chalmers chipped in with 12 points. LeBron James had 6 assists for the Heat, while Chris Andersen was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.
Atlanta got 26 points from Jeff Teague in a losing cause and another 25 points from Paul Millsap. Jeff Teague contributed 8 assists for the Hawks, while Al Horford had 11 rebounds.
Miami trailed at halftime, 54-50.
The rebound battle favored Atlanta as they grabbed 46 boards, while Miami only had 44.
Next game, Miami takes its act on the road to face Los Angeles looking for another win. For Atlanta, they head on the road to face Cleveland.