Three observations from the Miami Heat's runaway win vs. the Hawks on Wednesday night:
1. There are two opposing concepts that come to mind when watching the Heat play lesser competition this season: either the defending NBA champs take their time searching for ways to efficiently attack an opponent such as the Atlanta Hawks ... or LeBron James & Co., simply turn it on and off at will.
You know "it" when you see it, too. In terms of team chemistry and cohesiveness, especially offensively, there's nothing quite like "it" on a basketball court right now.
In their 103-90 win over Eastern Conference foe Atlanta in Philips Arena, the monumental gap that separates the Heat from the Hawks (as well as most of the league) came into focus during a dominant fourth quarter one in which Miami scored 40 points and erased a 10-point deficit in less than two minutes. Atlanta led 73-63 at the end of the third quarter. That lead lasted for 117 seconds.
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