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Paul Millsap at the halftime buzzer. Hawks 55, Heat 37. Millsap 11 points, seven rebounds, two assists. DeMarre Carroll with 19 points.
Hawks 55, Heat 37 at half. Wade 2 of 9 in his return. Deng with 10 points, eight rebounds. Carroll with 19 for Hawks.
DeMarre Carroll with 19 points on 6-of-8 shooting.
I gotta say the organ player here at Philips Arena is great. Just did Uptown Funk.
Spoelstra percolating over the officiating. A technical soon could follow.
Hawks 48, Heat 30 3:03 2Q. DeMarre Carroll with 16 points.
This is to be followed by Pistons and Spurs at home and then Cavs on the road. Sunday vs. Detroit looms large.
Heat 3 of 14 on 3-pointers. Hawks 2 of 4 . . . they're getting all they easy shots they need.
This was the game Luol Deng tossed an assist to himself off the backboard.
DeMarree "2 Chainz" Carroll killing the Heat, with 16 points now.
Michael Beasley as defensive stopper. No, really, it just happened on that Hawks 24-second violation.
Hawks 36, Heat 23 9:05 2Q. Hawks averaging 27.0 assists per game against Heat this season. Currently at nine on 12 field goals tonight.
Wade now 1 of 5 from the field, with Hawks up 36-23. To make matter worse: Hawks expected to rest regulars Saturday in Charlotte.
Atlanta's version of Uptown Dale just called 2 Chainz, Mr. Chains.
2 Chainz shoots and misses for $10,000 from midcourt. Henry Walker to try that next.
Henry Walker is 1 of 6 from three-point range after missing two consecutive three-pointers from about 30 feet.
Hawks 27, Heat 20 at end of first. Carroll with 10 points for Hawks, Henry Walker 1 of 7 from field, 1 of 6 on 3s for Heat.
Henry Walker took 7 shots in 10 min in Q1. Made one.
Henry Walker with the 28-footer (?) with time left on the shot clock. Now 1 of 6 from field.
Heat with 29th starting lineup of the season, one shy of franchise record.
Tonight was the Heat's 29th different lineup this season. Record is 30.
Now Dragic with two fouls, so Tyler Johnson gets the call.
Please feel free to tweet me your favorite 2 Chainz lyrics, but absolutely no way can I retweet them or even reply. Trying to keep this job.
Henry Walker with the wide open three-pointer. Hawks 21, Heat 14 3:13 1Q.
I think I'm going to start texting 2 Chainz lyrics to my wife and see where that gets me. It could work.
In the void of centers, Udonis Haslem called for his second foul with 4:38 to play in the first quarter, leading to Beasley at center.
"“I’m haterphobic, they mad cause I’m winning.” You guys think I can work this into my gamer tonight?
This would have been a difficult matchup for the Heat even if they were fully healthy.
The problem going without Whiteside and Chris Birdman is the lack of deterrence at the rim. Al Horford walked in for his first two scores.
I'm just gonna keep tweeting 2 Chainz lyrics until work calls to tell me I'm suspended. Meanwhile, Hawks up 14-7 on Heat, mid-Q2.
Two consecutive field goals for Dragic after the first 5 minutes produced just one Heat basket.
“She got a big booty, so I call her big booty.” -- 2 Chainz, America's next poet laureate
Heat invite Dragic into the game, hitting his first two shots.
"Got ‘em staring at my necklace. Let’s make a sex tape and put it on Netflix." -- 2 Chainz, American poet
Another game where the opposition is giving Henry Walker all the shots he wants. Walker 0 for 4, Dragic 0 for 0.
DeMarre Carroll with eight of the Hawks' first 12 points. Hawks 12, Heat 3 7:09 1Q.
Heat open 1 of 8, Hawks lead 12-3. Hawks 5 of 7 from field,
Seriously man, what do the Hawks have to do to get you guys' attention? Weak crowd tonight. There's one goofball section that's into it.
Hawks have gone defensively at Wade for four scores.
I'm all-in for 2Chainz Night, but when is somebody gonna have an Avett Bros or Head and the Heart Night?
Heat's first points come on a Wade 3-pointer.
DeMarre Carroll, starting for the Hawks, with five consecutive points. Wade counters with a three-pointer. Hawks 7, Heat 3
Wait, I thought Kyle Korver and 2 Chainz were the same person.
There are images of two chains projected onto the court. This is crazy.
2 Chainz killing it here pregame (filed under tweets previously never filed from this account).
2 Chainz pregame concert live now at Philips Arena.
Wade went through regular pregame shooting, now stretching at midcourt.
Whiteside told another crazy story. He was 10 and ran by a garbage can that had a sharp piece of metal sticking out & it gashed his R leg.
Wade (knee) not on the court, but Heat say he'll play.
Bosh, McRoberts and Whiteside inactive for Heat.
Wade listed in Heat starting lineup, along with Dragic, Deng, Walker and Haslem (Birdman and Whiteside out).
Chris Andersen (calf, shoulder) is putting up shots in pre-game, but it still doesn't look like he's going to play.
Hassan Whiteside reports that his hand is NOT healthy enough to dunk on people.
Because I’m not a doctor, I’m just going to say the webbing between Whiteside’s fingers was split. Best way to describe it.
Again, Whiteside’s injury looks extremely painful and slow to heal.
Whiteside has 10 stitches on right hand. Split his hand between middle and ring finger. Ouch.
Whiteside can't catch with his injured hand but Spoelstra says he'll be back this season.
Erik Spoelstra says of Hassan Whiteside, "Playing with one hand sounds easy, but..." No, no it doesn't.
Spo on Whiteside injury: "It needs to heal a little more before we take the next step."
Wade working out now with a decision then to be made.
If Wade (knee) is close enough that he'll warm up, my guess is he plays.
Spoelstra says Whiteside out and Birdman out. Wade might play.
2 Chainz in about 2 hours here. Also, there's a basketball game. http://t.co/f63RSkDNtl
Many in league -- including on rival West teams -- felt OKC was NBA's most talented team after trade deadline. If healthy. So much 4 that.
Man. The Thunder are shutting Durant down for the season, and it sure feels like OKC's window is closing.
Again looking like Heat will start Haslem, Walker, Deng, Dragic and Chalmers. For now.
Jeff Teague out for the Hawks tonight, so at least there's that.
No Whiteside for Heat against Hawks. Wade and Birdman doubtful. A win tonight at the end of a four-game road trip would be a miracle.
Hassan Whiteside: "My plan was average a double-double, top 3 in the league in blocks and make the playoffs."
Spoelstra basically spoke as of Birdman, Wade and Whiteside all would be out tonight.
Whiteside said he still is unable to use his right hand to catch the ball. Said he may have to return as a left. I "think" he was kidding.
Whiteside now officially out tonight.
Whiteside doubtful but likely out.