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Open Game Thread- Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 5: Heat @ Hawks

Miami Heat 08-09 Playoffs Game 5



Phillips Arena
April 22nd, 2009 8:00 PM
TV: Sun Sports/TNT, Radio: 940 AM
Probable starters:
Mario Chalmers PG Mike Bibby
Dwyane Wade SG Joe Johnson
James Jones SF Maurice Evans
Udonis Haslem PF Josh Smith
Jermaine O'Neal C Al Horford
Series Tied 2-2

Some news out of Atlanta today: Dwyane Wade didn't take any shots during this mornings shootaround, but says he is good to go tonight and that his back is feeling better.

I'm sure you have already read that Jamario Moon is done for the playoffs, going to have surgery on the hernia he injured during Game 3.

Otherwise everything stays the same for the Heat tonight. We can only hope that James Jones continues shooting as well as he has been, and maybe, just maybe Michael Beasley will break out of his amazing slump.

I'm just curious to see how the Heat adjust to the Hawks defense. They were swarming all over Miami during Game 4, and if the Heat want to rebound from that poor offensive effort they are going to have to keep moving on offense. Too many guys were just standing still last game...and that just wont work tonight.

UPDATE: Marvin Williams is OUT for Atlanta.