MIAMI — Forward Chris Bosh scored a game-high 18 points, and the Miami Heat won their fourth consecutive game, defeating the Atlanta Hawks 105-87 Sunday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.
The four-game winning streak is the Heat’s first since April 2014. The Heat also scored 100-plus points for the third game in a row. In addition, Miami (27-21) moved to fourth place in the Eastern Conference, vaulting past the Hawks (27-22) and the Boston Celtics (27-22).
The Heat, playing just their second home game since Jan. 6, got production from an unexpected source. Center Amar’e Stoudemire had 13 points and a game-high 12 rebounds for his first double-double of the season.
Miami also got 17 points each from guard Dwyane Wade and forward Luol Deng. Wade added a game-high eight assists. Heat rookie forward Justise Winslow came off the bench to contribute 10 points and nine rebounds.
Atlanta, which is 1-5 in its past six games, got 17 points each from forward Paul Millsap and center Al Horford.
Hawks guard Kyle Korver, one of the best shooters in the league, was held scoreless, missing all six of his shots.
The Heat led by as many as 14 points early and settled for a 27-17 advantage after the first quarter.
Miami extended its lead to 47-34 at halftime. The Heat held Atlanta to 31.8 percent shooting in the first quarter and 23.5 percent in the second.
The teams played to a draw in the third quarter, and the Heat went into the fourth quarter with a 75-62 lead.
NOTES: Hawks All-Star F Paul Millsap, who sprained his left ankle Thursday against the Indiana Pacers, was able to make the start. … Heat C Hassan Whiteside (strained oblique) missed his fifth straight game. … Heat C Amar’e Stoudemire has been a healthy scratch 27 times this season. He has started just five games for Miami — all of them during this stretch with Whiteside injured. … Heat SG Tyler Johnson (shoulder) missed his second straight game. … Heat SG Dwyane Wade (.461 shooting percentage entering Sunday) is on pace for the worst shooting percentage of his career. His three-point shooting (.226) is the worst it’s been in a decade. Wade, 34, is averaging 18.8 points, the lowest mark since his rookie year. … Hawks SG Tim Hardaway Jr. played his high school ball locally at Miami Palmetto. His father is former Heat star PG Tim Hardaway.