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Game Preview: Wade, Heat host Atlanta in Miami on NBATV

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Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat look to improve after their comeback win over the Rockets as they host the Hawks.

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The Miami Heat are coming off probably what will be one of the most thrilling wins of their season. Trailing by 21 points, the Heat came back and won the game by 20 points. Now, they move on. They'll host the Atlanta Hawks, a division rival, looking for another victory.

Here's the details:
Atlanta (3-1) @ Miami (2-1)
7:30 PM EST on SunSports; NBATV / Radio: 790 the Ticket

Probable Starters
Jeff Teague PG Goran Dragic
Kyle Korver SG Dwyane Wade
Kent Bazemore SF Luol Deng
Paul Millsap PF Chris Bosh
Al Horford C Hassan Whiteside

The Miami Heat have lost six straight games to the Atlanta Hawks. They shouldn't need a speech from Udonis Haslem to get motivation to beat them. The Hawsk are 3-1 on the season, while winning their last two against the Charlotte Hornets. They've won 3 straight since dropping the opener to the Detroit Pistons.

Now, the Heat's biggest task will be keeping tabs on sharp-shooter Kyle Korver. Dwyane Wade isn't the best at staying true to a shooter, as he likes to roam and help on defense. That can't happen against Korver. The Heat will have the length and height advantage against the Hawks starting unit. Hassan Whiteside should be able to jump and grab nearly every rebound that comes his way. But, the Hawks will have the skill advantage with Horford and Millsap spreading them out.

Jeff Teague runs the engine for Atlanta about the same way that Goran Dragic does for Miami. However, Teague is leading the Hawks in scoring at 18.2 PPG. He's had a solid start compared to Goran. That will be an interesting matchup. Dragic has a size advantage, but Teague has really hurt Miami the last few times they have played.

It's really hard to tell what to expect. Miami has shown the capability of playing at an unbelievable energy and also just a lull. Atlanta is a consistent team that will pass the ball around and they will never be out of a game. Since it is in Miami, I expect the Heat to have the energy needed to win. Now it's just a matter of making your shots.

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