Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/10/12
MIAMI - The Atlanta Hawks, who came into Monday night's game as the hottest team in the Eastern Conference, left AmericanAirlines Arena soundly beaten by the Miami Heat, 101-92. The Heat led by just two points at the half but started to pull away with a 14-2 run in the third quarter. They led by eight to start the fourth quarter and were never seriously threatened thereafter. LeBron James led the Heat with 27 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and he set a franchise record with his 24th consecutive game with at least 20 points. Teammate Dwyane Wade held the record previously. Wade was the Heat's second-leading scorer Monday with 26 points. Miami is 7-1 when Wade scores 20 or more points. The Heat are also 10-1 at home. But an under-the-radar key to the Heat win was the play of reserve guard Norris Cole. He scored 10 points, making all four of his shots, including two three-pointers. He also added four assists and played the entire fourth quarter for the second str...
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