Heat vs Hawks Game 5 prediction, picks, TV channel, NBA playoff live stream, how to watch online

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After the Atlanta Hawks came from behind to beat the Miami Heat in Game 3, the Heat regained control of the first-round series with a dominating 110-86 victory. Star forward Jimmy Butler put on a sensational performance in which he scored 36 points on 12 of 21 shooting while grabbing 10 rebounds, but he will miss Game 5 with a knee injury. After the Hawks took an early lead, the Heat bounced back to gain the lead in the final three quarters, even though they were without veteran point guard Kyle Lowry (who also sits out Tuesday). Now the Heat have the opportunity to close the series on Tuesday.

Here’s everything you need to know about Game 5 between Miami and Atlanta.

(1) Miami Heat vs. (8) Atlanta Hawks

  • When: Tuesday April 26 | 7 p.m. ET
  • Or: FTX Arena – Miami, Florida
  • TV: NBATV | Direct: FuboTV (Try for free)
  • Odds: ATK +250; MIA-320; O/U 217.5 (via Caesars Sportsbook)

Featured Game | Miami Heat vs. Atlanta Hawks

Scenarios

Heat: Just like in Game 4, Miami will once again be without the services of Lowry as he has already been ruled out of Game 5 with a hamstring injury. In his place, Gabe Vincent started at point guard and put up a solid performance with 11 points and four assists. However, defense was truly history for the Heat as they held the Hawks to just 40.0 percent shooting from the field. Unless Trae Young puts in a historic performance, the Heat could move on to the next round.

hawks: Everything seemed to be going in the right direction for the Hawks heading into Game 4. Lowry wasn’t going to dress for the Heat while center Clint Capela was coming back for the Hawks. Capela’s presence was a welcome addition to the roster, but he only scored two points on his return. To make matters worse, Young struggled all night to just 9 points on 3-of-11 shooting and Deandre Hunter was one of three Hawks to finish in double digits. The Hawks are going to have to be effective from the perimeter if they want to extend this streak.

Prediction

With Lowry out of lineup for Game 4, a close contest would have been within the realm of possibility. However, the Heat were easily the better team and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see them close out the series. To take: Heat -7

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