Heat-Hawks Preview

The Southeast Division's top two teams will clash, when the Miami Heat welcome the Atlanta Hawks to AmericanAirlines Arena. The Heat have been a dominant team this year, currently holding a 20-6 record. Entering with a record of 15-12, the Hawks have won their fair share of games. This game has a start time of 7:30 pm EST and it will be covered by SportSouth and SunSports.

After thoroughly outplaying the Kings, 122-103, the Heat look for another solid effort. LeBron James played an overall good game with 18 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds for the Heat. Meanwhile, the Hawks are coming off a big win against the Jazz, 118-85. Lou Williams was the game's top scorer, accumulating 25 points. This is the second game of the year between these two teams, with the Heat winning the first matchup, 104-88. Chris Bosh was the game's top overall scorer with 19 points.

The high-powered offense of Miami (second in the NBA with an offensive efficiency of 108.7) will square off against the bottom-tier defense of Atlanta (29th in the league with a defensive efficiency of 171.7), a matchup that should favor the Heat.