NBA Game Summary - Miami at Atlanta
(Wednesday, February 10th)
Final Score: Miami 94, Atlanta 76
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Daequan Cook scored 13 of his season-high tying 17 points in the fourth quarter, carrying Miami to a 94-76 win over the Atlanta Hawks.
Jermaine O'Neal poured in 19 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, while Dwyane Wade contributed 18 points and 11 assists for the Heat, who have won two in a row following a season-high five-game skid. Udonis Haslem added 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Dorell Wright scored 10 in the triumph.
"It's very important to get two wins in back-to-back games, which we haven't done much this year," Wade said. "After losing five in a row, this was good to get."
Josh Smith scored 18 for Atlanta, which was dominated by a 45-8 count in bench scoring. Al Horford tallied 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Hawks, who had a three-game winning streak broken.
"I just felt like we gave it away," Horford said. "We missed some shots we normally make. This was just a tough loss."
Miami went 11-of-16 from the field in the final quarter, compared to 5-of-19 for the Hawks. Another big difference was a giant run from the Heat, as they scored 10 straight. Maurice Evans sank a free throw to get the Hawks even at 71, but Miami then scored 10 in a row, started by a pair of three-balls from Cook. He added another jumper and Carlos Arroyo's bucket capped the flurry with 6:54 remaining. Atlanta was no closer than nine the rest of the game.
Atlanta held a 27-20 lead after 12 minutes, but the Heat rallied and grabbed a 43-42 halftime edge. It was tight throughout the third, but Miami went to the fourth with a 67-64 edge.
Jamal Crawford missed the game for Atlanta with a sore left shoulder, while teammate Zaza Pachulia (hip) also sat out...Mike Bibby scored 12 and Marvin Williams had 11 for Atlanta, which shot 37.5 percent from the field...It was Miami's first regular season win in Atlanta since March 21, 2007.
02/11 01:24:15 ET