Wade scores 14 in 4th to help Heat stave off Hawks, 114-113
MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade scored 14 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Miami Heat won their season-high third straight home game by topping the Atlanta Hawks 114-113 on Monday night.
It was the highest-scoring quarter of the season for Wade, and it helped Miami beat Atlanta for the first time in four tries this season.
Josh Richardson scored 19 points and Justise Winslow added 18 for the Heat, who pulled into a tie with Charlotte for ninth place in the Eastern Conference. Dion Waiters scored 14 and Kelly Olynyk added 12.
Vince Carter scored 21 points, all on 3-pointers, for the Hawks. Kent Bazemore had 18 points and Trae Young finished with 14 points and eight assists.
Atlanta also got 14 points from Dewayne Dedmon and 13 from Kevin Huerter.
Wade made three consecutive jumpers, including a 3, to spark a 12-2 run in the fourth that took the Heat from down 1 to up by 9 with about five minutes left.