While the Miami Heat are known for their offensive prowess, they're proving mighty stingy on the defensive end, too.
The Atlanta Hawks know all too well how hard it can be to generate offense against the defending NBA champions.
Seeking a fourth consecutive win overall, the Heat try for a sixth straight road victory over the Hawks on Friday night.
The Heat (4-1) are coming off Wednesday's 103-73 rout of Brooklyn, using a stifling defensive display to improve to 4-0 at home for the first time in franchise history. Miami, which two nights earlier held Phoenix to 39.8 percent shooting in a 124-99 win, limited the Nets to 37.5 percent from the field.
"It was good to see another game, sub-40 percent," coach Erik Spoelstra said. "Our guys were, for the most part, committed to try to make an impact on that side of the floor."
Dwyane Wade had 22 points, while LeBron James scored 20 to go along with 12 rebounds and eight assists.
"When we get stops, we're going to break open a lot of g...