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Richardson's 21, Ellington's 3s help Heat beat Hawks 104-93

MIAMI (AP) Josh Richardson did a little of everything for the Miami Heat, and he earned a Dwyane Wade comparison in the process.

Richardson scored 21 points, Wayne Ellington made six 3-pointers in the second quarter and the Heat wasted a 21-point lead before recovering to beat the Atlanta Hawks 104-93 on Monday night.

Richardson had driving layups on back-to-back possessions in the final minutes, when the Heat went on a 17-6 run that decided things.

''J-Rich gets it done, on the offensive end and especially on the defensive end,'' Ellington said. ''He's huge for us. He's a leader out there on the floor. He's really evolving, his game's evolving, he's getting better every day. He's becoming the type of player he's definitely capable of being.''

Ellington scored 20 points and Goran Dragic finished with 19 for Miami, which started 14 of 24 from 3-point range - and then went 0 for 13 the rest of the way, yet prevailed anyway.

Richardson had eight of his points in the fourth for the Heat. Plus, he was stellar again on the defensive end with two steals and two blocks.

''What didn't J-Rich do tonight?'' Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. ''He was great defensively. Those were the type of plays at the rim that we had a former 2-guard here make, those kind of blocks. There's not many 2s in the league who can make those kind of plays.''

Kent Bazemore and Taurean Prince each scored 20 for the Hawks, while John Collins had 14 points and 11 rebounds off the bench for Atlanta. The Hawks went on a 33-12 run in the second half to tie the game at 77, but never got the lead down the stretch even as Miami went from sizzling to icy in an instant.

''It's rare that a team stays that hot for so long,'' Bazemore said. ''We stayed the course. We came out in the third quarter and gave them a good punch to start the third. The biggest thing from tonight is we stayed steady, kept plugging away and gave ourselves a chance.''

It looked like a rout early.

Ellington's six 3s in the second quarter tied a Heat player record for 3-pointers in any quarter, alongside only Brian Shaw in 1993, and tied the team mark for 3s in a half. Miami's 13 first-half 3s set a franchise record, for any half.

The Heat led by double digits for most of the second quarter, took an 18-point lead into halftime and stretched it to 21 when Dragic got the third quarter started with a 3-pointer.

Exactly 12 minutes later, it was tied - but the Heat escaped.

''We found a way to scrap our way back,'' Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said.

TIP-INS

Hawks: Bazemore scored Atlanta's first seven points, and was the only Hawk to score in the first 7:13. ... Former Heat forward Luke Babbitt made his first four shots, including a 3-pointer right in front of the Miami bench. ... Belinelli went over the 15,000-minute mark for his career.

Heat: Miami came into the game with an NBA-fewest 21 free throws made this season, and went 12 for 18 - after a 1 for 5 start. ... Out of the first 21 Heat field goals, 12 were 3-pointers. ... Tyler Johnson was 1 for 9, missing all four of his 3-point tries.

TEMPERS

Dragic got shoved in the third quarter, starting a brief exchange of players getting in each other's faces. Prince was assessed a Flagrant-1, and Dragic, Waiters and Atlanta's Dewayne Dedmon all were called for technical fouls.

HAWKS INJURIES

Atlanta was without PG Dennis Schroder (sprained left ankle) and F Ersan Ilyasova (strained left knee), both of whom started in Brooklyn on Sunday. That's on top of the Hawks already missing DeAndre' Bembry (broken right wrist) and Miles Plumlee (strained right thigh).

WHITESIDE OUT

The Heat were without C Hassan Whiteside (bruised left knee) for a second consecutive game. Whiteside has grabbed at least 10 rebounds in all seven of his appearances against the Hawks. He's listed as day-to-day.

UP NEXT

Hawks: Atlanta's season-opening five-game trip ends Thursday in Chicago.

Heat: Miami plays the third game of its six-game homestand Wednesday against San Antonio.

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Key Players
D. Schroder
17 G
H. Whiteside
21 C
36.0 Min. Per Game 36.0
26.0 Pts. Per Game 26.0
1.0 Ast. Per Game 1.0
22.0 Reb. Per Game 22.0
42.0 Field Goal % 61.1
11.1 Three Point % 100.0
91.7 Free Throw % 100.0
+ 1 Tyler Johnson made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:07
+ 1 Tyler Johnson made 1st of 2 free throws 0:07
  Personal foul on Malcolm Delaney 0:07
  Out of bounds turnover on Kent Bazemore 0:14
+ 1 Goran Dragic made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:22
+ 1 Goran Dragic made 1st of 2 free throws 0:22
  Personal foul on Marco Belinelli 0:22
  Lost ball turnover on Marco Belinelli 0:31
  Offensive foul on James Johnson 0:38
  Offensive foul on James Johnson 0:38
+ 2 Taurean Waller-Prince made layup 0:46
Team Stats
Points 93 104
Field Goals 36-76 (47.4%) 39-85 (45.9%)
3-Pointers 7-17 (41.2%) 14-37 (37.8%)
Free Throws 14-18 (77.8%) 12-18 (66.7%)
Total Rebounds 47 49
Offensive 6 10
Defensive 35 31
Team 6 8
Assists 14 21
Steals 9 12
Blocks 1 6
Turnovers 20 19
Fouls 18 19
Technicals 4 2
20 PTS, 4 REB, 4 AST
21 PTS, 4 REB, 2 AST
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away team logo Hawks 1-3 2321292093
home team logo Heat 2-1 26361527104
Team Stats
away team logo Hawks 1-3 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Heat 2-1 103.4 PPG 41 RPG 23.8 APG
Key Players
K. Bazemore F PPG RPG APG FG%
J. Richardson G 8.4 PPG 3.0 RPG 2.8 APG 37.5 FG%
Top Scorers
K. Bazemore F 20 PTS 4 REB 4 AST
J. Richardson G 21 PTS 4 REB 2 AST
47.4 FG% 45.9
41.2 3PT FG% 37.8
77.8 FT% 66.7
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Bazemore 30 20 4 4 2 0 1 1 6/17 1/4 7/10 1 3 33 -7
T. Waller-Prince 36 20 7 2 3 0 7 2 9/14 2/3 0/0 0 7 27 -4
M. Delaney 33 10 4 1 2 0 3 5 3/9 1/2 3/4 0 4 15 -16
M. Muscala 22 5 4 0 0 0 3 1 2/5 1/2 0/0 1 3 6 0
D. Dedmon 29 0 6 1 1 0 0 1 0/5 0/2 0/0 0 6 9 -11
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Bazemore 30 20 4 4 2 0 1 1 6/17 1/4 7/10 1 3 33 -7
T. Waller-Prince 36 20 7 2 3 0 7 2 9/14 2/3 0/0 0 7 27 -4
M. Delaney 33 10 4 1 2 0 3 5 3/9 1/2 3/4 0 4 15 -16
M. Muscala 22 5 4 0 0 0 3 1 2/5 1/2 0/0 1 3 6 0
D. Dedmon 29 0 6 1 1 0 0 1 0/5 0/2 0/0 0 6 9 -11
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Collins 18 14 11 2 0 1 0 2 6/11 0/0 2/2 4 7 30 0
M. Belinelli 27 11 2 2 1 0 3 2 5/9 1/3 0/0 0 2 15 +3
L. Babbitt 23 9 1 0 0 0 1 2 4/5 1/1 0/0 0 1 9 -8
I. Taylor 12 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 1/1 0/0 2/2 0 1 8 -4
T. Dorsey 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 -8
M. Plumlee - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Schroder - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Bembry - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Brussino - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Magette - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Ilyasova - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 93 41 14 9 1 20 18 36/76 7/17 14/18 6 35 152 -55
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Richardson 36 21 4 2 2 2 1 3 8/17 3/9 2/3 1 3 32 +10
G. Dragic 32 19 1 6 1 0 2 1 7/16 2/5 3/6 0 1 31 +3
D. Waiters 22 10 2 1 0 1 3 3 4/8 2/3 0/0 0 2 12 +1
J. Johnson 26 8 7 5 3 0 4 3 4/6 0/2 0/0 0 7 24 +7
J. Mickey 14 2 6 0 0 2 1 3 1/4 0/1 0/0 2 4 9 +2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Richardson 36 21 4 2 2 2 1 3 8/17 3/9 2/3 1 3 32 +10
G. Dragic 32 19 1 6 1 0 2 1 7/16 2/5 3/6 0 1 31 +3
D. Waiters 22 10 2 1 0 1 3 3 4/8 2/3 0/0 0 2 12 +1
J. Johnson 26 8 7 5 3 0 4 3 4/6 0/2 0/0 0 7 24 +7
J. Mickey 14 2 6 0 0 2 1 3 1/4 0/1 0/0 2 4 9 +2
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
W. Ellington 24 20 2 2 1 0 1 1 6/9 6/8 2/2 1 1 26 +15
K. Olynyk 28 10 10 4 2 1 5 3 4/8 1/3 1/3 2 8 26 +6
J. Winslow 26 8 5 1 1 0 0 2 4/8 0/2 0/0 2 3 16 +7
T. Johnson 26 6 4 0 2 0 2 0 1/9 0/4 4/4 2 2 10 +4
H. Whiteside - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Hammons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. McGruder - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
O. White - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Adebayo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Walton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
U. Haslem - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 104 41 21 12 6 19 19 39/85 14/37 12/18 10 31 186 +55