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Bogdanovich, Collins lead injury-depleted Hawks past Heat

Atlanta Hawks guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (13) celebrates with guard Kevin Huerter (3) after making a 3-point basket against the New York Knicks to tie the score during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 21, 2021, in New York. (Wendell Cruz/Pool Photo via AP)
Atlanta Hawks guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (13) celebrates with guard Kevin Huerter (3) after making a 3-point basket against the New York Knicks to tie the score during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 21, 2021, in New York. (Wendell Cruz/Pool Photo via AP) (Wendell Cruz)

ATLANTA – Bogdan Bogdanovich scored 21 points, John Collins added 20 and the injury-depleted Atlanta Hawks surprised the Miami Heat with a 118-103 victory.

Atlanta played without leading scorer Trae Young and NBA rebounding leader Clint Capela, but the Hawks still proved too much for Miami’s leaky defense.

The Hawks began the game No. 5 in the Eastern Conference and improved to 33-27 after winning for the 10th time in their last 12 games against the Eastern Conference and 10th time in the last 13 overall.

Atlanta got a combined 47 points from reserves Brandon Goodwin, Danilo Gallinari and Lou Williams.


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