(SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Hawks will remain on the east coast for their next two road games and start with the Miami Heat Wednesday night.
The Hawks will visit the Brooklyn Nets Friday night and haven't played well on the road as evidenced by a 2-4 mark. They are 8-2 at home and went 3-1 on a recent stay at Philips Arena.
Atlanta posted its third straight win and ninth in 12 tries with Tuesday's 109-105 triumph versus the Boston Celtics, as Kyle Korver knocked down six of his seven 3-point attempts en route to 24 points. Korver scored 13 points in the second half.
Paul Millsap and Al Horford scored 19 and 16 points, respectively, for the Hawks, who made 52.4 percent from the field, 11-of-24 3-pointers and scored 28 points off 23 Boston turnovers.
"We executed well on offense, and our defense was key in the second half," Millsap said.
The Hawks are averaging 10.7 points per game in the last five and are ninth in scoring with 103.8 ppg. They need to tighten up the defense and are 24th in opponents' scoring at 101.7 ppg.
Atlanta has scored 90 or more points in every game (16 games), the longest such streak to start a season since the 1989-90 squad of Dominique Wilkins and Spud Webb turned the trick 34 straight times.
The Hawks have shot 50 percent or better in four straight games (8 total).
Miami is back home for a moment after splitting its trip to New York and Washington. The Heat defeated the Knicks, 86-79, on Sunday and dropped a 107-86 decision the next night against the Wizards.
Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade scored 21 and 20 points, respectively, and Mario Chalmers rounded out the double-digit scorers with 11 points. Miami made 45.8 percent of its shots and connected on a lowly 2-of-22 from downtown.
"Every time we tried they made shots," said Wade. "Whether it was a defensive breakdown or they just continued to make shots ... they earned a win. They wanted it, and they got it."
The Wizards led wire-to-wire and had a 25-point lead in the fourth quarter. They sank 54.2 percent from the field and 10-of-19 3-pointers.
Miami hasn't scored 100 or more points in its last eight games and is 5-1 this season when doing so. The Heat are 8-0 when leading after 36 minutes of action and Wade is shooting 58.7 percent in his last seven games.
The Heat are ninth in opponents' scoring (97.0 ppg), but suffered a 114-103 loss in Atlanta on Nov. 14, when Millsap and Horford scored 19 points apiece to lead eight Hawks in double digits. Chalmers (23), Shawne Williams (21) and Bosh (20) paced the Heat, who did not have Wade in that one.
Miami has lost the last three matchups with Atlanta and is still a dominant 15-5 in the previous 20 games in this series. The Hawks have failed miserably in south Florida, having lost five in a row and 30 of the past 35 trips there.