James has 24, streaking Heat beat Hawks 103-90

James has 24, streaking Heat beat Hawks 103-90
February 20, 2013, 10:36 pm
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Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague (0) comes up with a loose ball against Miami Heat guard Norris Cole (30) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)


ATLANTA (AP) Miami scored the first 13 points of the fourth quarter to erase Atlanta's 10-point lead and the Heat, led by LeBron James' 24 points, beat the Hawks 103-90 on Wednesday night to extend their season-best winning streak to eight games.

Dwyane Wade scored 20 points and Shane Battier had 17, hitting three 3-pointers in the final period. James had 11 assists and six rebounds but could not extend his franchise-record streak of seven straight games with at least 30 points.

Miami outscored Atlanta 40-17 in the final period after trailing 73-63 through three quarters.

Al Horford led the Hawks with 27 points and nine rebounds. Kyle Korver had 12 points, all on 3-pointers.

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