Hawks Vs. Heat: Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh Struggle As Atlanta Hands Miami First Loss

The Atlanta Hawks had a balanced effort to beat the Miami Heat 100-92 on Monday. LeBron James led the Heat with 28 points.

Dwyane Wade scored just 12 points on 4-17 shooting and Chris Bosh needed 18 field goal attempts to earn 19 points as the Atlanta Hawks knocked off the Miami Heat 100-92 in South Beach, handing the defending East champs their first loss of the season. LeBron James scored 28 points on 11-18 shooting with seven rebounds and six assists for Miami.

For Atlanta, it was -- as it usually is -- a team effort. Joe Johnson scored 21 on 8-16 shooting, and Al Horford and Tracy McGrady each added 16. Starting point guard Jeff Teague added 15 points, five assists and four steals as Atlanta gave up just 10 turnovers in 90 possessions. Miami turned it over 16 times, and that was the key difference in the teams' offensive performance. Mario Chalmers had five of those turnovers.

The Heat host the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday before visiting Atlanta for a revenge match on Thursday. The Hawks play at the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday before Thursday's rematch with the Heat.

For more on the Heat, visit Peninsula Is Mightier. For more on the Hawks, visit Peachtree Hoops.

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