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Miami Heat Game #81
56-24 44-36
April 11th, 2011
Philips Arena
7:00 PM
TV: Sun Sports Radio: 790 AM
Probable Starters
Mike Bibby PG Kirk Hinrich
Dwyane Wade SG Joe Johnson
LeBron James SF Marvin Williams
Chris Bosh PF Josh Smith
Zydrunas Ilgauskas C Al Horford

Game Notes following the jump...


  • This is the 19th and final back-to-back set for the Heat this season. They have gone 14-4 in the 2nd game of the b2b's so far.
  • Miami is 2-1 against Atlanta this season.
  • The Heat has won 5 of their last 6 meetings against the Hawks, including 2 straight at Phillips Arena.
  • Atlanta comes into this contest on a 4-game losing streak. They haven't lost 5 straight since February of 2008.
  • The Hawks are going to finish in 5th place in the Eastern Conference, which means they'll be playing against the Orlando Magic in the 1st round.
  • Udonis Haslem (foot) and Erick Dampier (knees) are out for Miami while Mike Miller (thumb) is doubtful.
  • For the Hawks, Josh Smith (knee) is probable and Jason Collins (ankle) is questionable.