Millsap, Horford score 19 apiece, push Hawks past Heat

 

Paul Millsap and Al Horford each scored 19 points to help the Atlanta Hawks get their fourth straight win, beating the Miami Heat 114-103 Friday night.

With star guard Dwyane Wade hobbled by a strained left hamstring and unable to play, the Heat never led and trailed by 19 late in the fourth quarter.

Eight players, including all five starters, scored in double figures for Atlanta.

Mario Chalmers finished with 23 points and a game-high 11 assists, Shawne Williams scored 21 points and Chris Bosh 20 as Miami lost its second straight.

Teague had 16 points and nine assists for Atlanta. Kyle Korver, Thabo Sefolosha and Shelvin Mack each added 12 points, Mike Scott scored 11 and Dennis Schroder 10.

Williams’ 3 cut the lead to 71-66 midway through the third and Luol Deng hit a 3 to make it a four-point game late in the quarter.

But with Miami trailing by 12 midway through the fourth, Chalmers and Udonis Haslem were called for technical fouls on consecutive plays, and the Hawks scored seven points on two possessions to make it 104-85.

Teague hit two free throws, Millsap hit a 3 and Schroder stole the ball from Bosh and passed behind his back to Teague for a layup that brought big cheers from the crowd.

The Heat missed nine of their first 12 shots to begin the game and trailed by 15 late in the first on Mack’s 3.

TIP-INS

Heat: Wade played in Miami’s first eight games this season, averaging 19.8 points, 6.4 assists and 3.5 rebounds. The 10-time All-Star was injured in Wednesday’s home loss to Indiana. He sat on the bench in a coat and tie. … James Ennis started in Wade’s spot, scoring one point in 6 minutes.

Hawks: F DeMarre Carroll, who averaged 12 points in Atlanta’s first six games, missed his second straight game with a strained groin. Sefolosha started in Carroll’s spot. … Scott, returning after sitting out the last game with a bruised lower back, converted a three-point play and hit a pair of jumpers early in the fourth to push the lead to 14.

NOT IN THE HOUSE

Hawks general manager Danny Ferry, still serving an indefinite suspension for making racially charged remarks last summer about Deng before the start of free agency, was not in attendance. Deng scored 19 points.

UP NEXT

Heat: Host Milwaukee on Sunday.

Hawks: At Cleveland on Saturday.