Mia 26 19 21 13 79
Atl 19 28 23 22 92
Date of game: 10/7/2012

Recap: Atlanta vs. Miami

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Josh Smith scored a team-high 21 points to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 92-79 victory over the defending-champion Miami Heat in the preseason opener for both teams.

Newly acquired Lou Williams had 18 points off the bench and DeShawn Stevenson added 11 points for the Hawks, who were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs last season by Boston.

Chris Bosh scored a game-high 22 points and LeBron James had 10 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Heat, who defeated Oklahoma City in five games to capture its second NBA Championship since the 2005-2006 season.

Miami guard Dwyane Wade did not play as he rests a knee injury.

The Heat took a 26-19 lead after one quarter, but were outscored 28-19 in the second, and Atlanta took a 47-45 advantage into the break.

The Hawks added to their lead in the third to go up 70-66 entering the final quarter before outscoring the Heat 22-13 in the fourth despite shooting just 33.3 percent from the field.

Game Notes

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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