NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Saturday, November 18th (All times eastern)
Miami Heat (3-5) at Atlanta Hawks (4-3), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Atlanta Hawks attempt to put the brakes on a two-game losing streak tonight, as they welcome Southeast Division-rival Miami to Philips Arena.
On Tuesday, Michael Redd scored 30 points and completed the go-ahead three- point play with 27.6 seconds left, leading the Milwaukee Bucks to a 103-101 win over the Hawks at Philips Arena.
Joe Johnson and Tyronn Lue both finished with 29 points in the loss for the Hawks, who have dropped two straight games for the first time this season.
The Hawks, who play the finale of a three-game homestand, are 2-2 as the host this season.
Miami just lost all three games on its homestand and will hit the road for three games. On Friday the Heat suffered a 100-76 loss to the New York Knicks and learned that center Shaquille O'Neal will miss four to six weeks with an injured left knee. He is expected to undergo surgery.
Dwyane Wade scored 20 points and dished out six assists for the Heat, while Udonis Haslem posted 13 points and eight rebounds. Gary Payton added 12 points for the Heat, who shot a season-low 29-for-80 (36.3 percent) from the field.
Miami guard Jason Williams was active for the first time this season, after having undergone arthroscopic knee surgery on July 21st, and scored eight points.
The Heat won three of four games against Atlanta last season and have won 13 of the last 15 meetings.
Miami has won five of its last seven at Atlanta.
11/18 10:51:26 ET