Hawks fall in preseason finale in Miami despite strong second quarter
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By Graham Chapple

The Atlanta Hawks fell short in their final preseason game against the Miami Heat at the American Airlines Arena on Friday night, falling 119-113.

Jeremy Lin led the Hawks with 20 points while the Heat were led by Josh Richardson’s 24 points.

For the game itself... As always, if you missed it and want to know how the game itself unfolded, you can do that here but here’s a brief synopsis if you’re pressed for time (in which case, you’ve chosen the wrong follow-up to read with me writing it)...

No John Collins in this one, sidelined due to injury and it’s the same story for Dewayne Dedmon and Justin Anderson. For those who did play, it was a brief outing for Kent Bazemore, Trae Young, Taurean Prince, Alex Len and Vince Carter who did not feature in the second half. Subsequently, the Hawks’ 14 point halftime lead disappeared and Miami — who played a lot more of their rotation guys for longer stints — eventually turned that into a double digit lead in the fourth quarter, winning by six in the end.

Let’s break it...

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