On Sunday, the second day of NBA preseason games took place including the Atlanta Hawks vs. #Miami Heat. The latest game took place at Miami Airlines Arena with a full house watching the Heat defeat the Hawks 96-90. #Tyler Johnson and #Josh Richardson gave strong performances from the bench. Here's the latest Hawks vs. Heat game recap including top performers, stats, and what's up next on the schedule for these NBA squads.

NBA game recap

The Atlanta Hawks jumped out to the 25-19 lead after just the first quarter. Miami answered back with a 20-17 second quarter and a 35-24 third quarter. While the Hawks tried to stage a comeback in the final quarter, the Heat were able to hold on down the stretch for a 96-90 victory.

Leading the way for the Miami Heat was Tyler Johnson who scored 14 points on 6-for-8 shooting in just 17 minutes of action. Josh Richardson had 12 points and four blocks while Hassan Whiteside finished with eight points and 11 rebounds. Shooting guard Rodney McGruder finished with 10 points, four assists, and four rebounds to lead all starters.

For the losing side, the Atlanta Hawks were led by Dennis Schroder. He shot at a rate of 6-for-17 to finish with 12 points along with five assists and four boards. Dewayne Dedmon had 12 points as well, while rookie John Collins came off the bench to score nine points and snag 15 rebounds for the Hawks. One of the newest Hawks, Marco Belinelli scored 10 points off the bench with most of them coming from the free throw line.

For the game, the Miami Heat shot at a rate of 48.6 percent overall and 33.3 percent from downtown.

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The Hawks hit at a rate of 35.6 percent overall and 24 percent from three-point range. The Heat also won the battle of the boards 48-42 and managed to win the game despite having a game-high 22 turnovers.

What's up next?

The Atlanta Hawks start off the preseason at 0-1. They return to the court for a preseason game on Wednesday, October 4th against the Cleveland Cavaliers at 7 p.m. Eastern Time with the game being shown on NBATV.

The Miami Heat get a 1-0 start to their preseason. For their next game, they'll take on the Brooklyn Nets on the road this coming Thursday. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time with NBATV showing the matchup nationally.

Of the two teams, neither is expected to contend for the NBA Championship this season. The Miami Heat have been given the higher odds, though, at 100 to 1, while Atlanta is listed as 1000 to 1 underdogs to win the NBA Finals this coming season. Miami has a 33 to 1 chance to win the Eastern Conference while Atlanta is listed at 250 to 1.