Takeaways and details from Heat’s loss to Hawks to open three-game trip

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Miami Herald

ATLANTA — The Miami Heat has leaned on its defense to make up ground in the standings in recent weeks, but that usually reliable defense was a no-show in Monday’s first half. That proved to be too much to overcome, as the Heat rallied from a 26-point second-quarter deficit to make it a game that was decided in the final seconds but still fell to the Atlanta Hawks 121-113 on Monday afternoon at State Farm Arena to open a three-game trip. The Heat, which entered with wins in 12 of its last 17 games, allowed the Hawks to enter halftime with a 20-point lead behind an incredible shooting display. A…

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