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Heat hold off Hawks to reach Eastern Conference semifinals

Miami takes series without Jimmy Butler, Kyle Lowry
Atlanta Hawks forward De'Andre Hunter (12) attempts a shot against Miami Heat guard Gabe...
Atlanta Hawks forward De'Andre Hunter (12) attempts a shot against Miami Heat guard Gabe Vincent, left, and forward P.J. Tucker (17) during the first half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 26, 2022, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)(AP)
Published: Apr. 26, 2022 at 10:16 PM EDT
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Victor Oladipo scored 23 points, Bam Adebayo added 20 points and 11 rebounds, and the Miami Heat moved into the Eastern Conference semifinals by beating the Atlanta Hawks 97-94 Tuesday night.

Tyler Herro scored 16, Max Strus scored 15 and Caleb Martin added 10 for the top-seeded Heat, who ousted the eighth-seeded Hawks in five games.

Miami got the series-clincher without Jimmy Butler and Kyle Lowry, both of whom sat out Tuesday with injuries.

Trae Young's rough series for Atlanta remained that way: He finished 2 for 12 from the floor, scoring just 11 points. For the series, the Hawks guard shot 32% against Miami's swarming defense.

Associated Press 2022