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MIAMI — The Atlanta Hawks won their fourth game in a row, defeating the Miami Heat 112-102 on Wednesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.

The Hawks (11-6), winners of six of their past seven games, were led by guards Jeff Teague (27 points), Kyle Korver (18 points) and reserve guard Dennis Schroeder (a career-high 16 points).

Miami (9-9), which has lost two games in a row, fell to 4-6 at home this season. The Heat were led by forward Chris Bosh (27 points, 11 rebounds) and guard Dwyane Wade (a season-high 28 points). Guard Mario Chalmers added 19 points and 11 assists.

Atlanta opened the game play unselfishly. The Hawks had 11 assists on 11 first-quarter field goals. Sharing the ball in such a fashion allowed them to shoot 52.4 percent, taking a 27-18 lead after the first quarter.

Miami used a 16-4 second-quarter run to pull within two points at 49-47. Atlanta, though, scored the next six points and held on for a 55-47 halftime lead.

After shooting just 42.9 percent in the first quarter, the Heat shot 62.3 percent in the second.

Turnovers were a problem, however, with 12 in the first half — four more than Atlanta. Wade had 4 of Miami’s first-half turnovers.

In the third quarter, Miami closed to within one point at 63-62. But Atlanta closed the third quarter on a 25-10 run.

The Hawks shot 75 percent from the floor in the third quarter, and they got 10 points in the period from Teague.

NOTES: F Josh McRoberts made his first start for the Heat. … Miami PG Norris Cole (flu, dislocated finger) sat out the game and was replaced in the starting lineup by G Mario Chalmers. … Heat C Chris “Birdman” Andersen (ankle) is still out. … Miami was just 4-5 at home in November. … Before Wednesday’s game, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra spoke highly of Hawks SG Kyle Korver: “The way he is shooting the ball is fairly historic.” … That praise was in stark contrast to Boston Celtics G Evan Turner, who said Korver “can’t defend to save his life.” Turner said that after the Hawks overcame a 23-point deficit on Tuesday night to beat Boston, helped by a team-high 24 points from Korver, who made 6 of 7 on 3-pointers. … The Hawks play Friday at the Brooklyn Nets. … Miami will embark on a five-game road trip, which is tied for the longest it will play all season.

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