Hawks, Heat meet at Philips Arena
(Sports Network) – The Miami Heat start a five-game road trip tonight, as they
visit the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena.
Miami has won seven straight meetings in this series. The last time the Hawks
beat the Heat was on November 28, 2003.
The Heat have won three in a row and four of their last five at Atlanta.
All-Star Dwyane Wade tied a season-high with 33 points to lead Miami to a
107-94 victory over the New York Knicks on Monday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Jason Williams added 18 points and six assists for the Heat, who ended a two-
game slide and won for just the second time in their last five outings. James
Posey tallied a season-high 19 points, thanks to 5-of-9 shooting from three-
point range, as Miami recorded its fifth straight win over the Knicks.
Center Alonzo Mourning scored nine points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked
a career-high tying nine shots in the win over the Knicks for Miami, which
improved to 7-2 at home this season. Mourning, who is filling in for injured
starter Shaquille O’Neal, has recorded 19 blocks in his last three games.
Miami is 1-4 as the visitor this season. The Heat will also visit Sacramento,
Denver, the Clippers and San Antonio on the current road trip.
The Hawks begin a brief two-game homestand tonight. On Tuesday, Tracy McGrady
returned to the lineup and scored 25 points while grabbing nine rebounds, as
the Houston Rockets defeated Atlanta, 100-85, at the Toyota Center.
Joe Johnson had 17 points and seven assists in the loss to Houston for the
Hawks, while rookie Salim Stoudamire and Al Harrington each scored 14 points
Atlanta, which will host Chris Bosh and the Toronto Raptors on Friday in the
finale of the homestand, is 1-4 at Philips Arena this season.