Hawks 92, Heat 79

Updated: October 7, 2012, 4:40 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- ">Josh Smith scored 21 points, Lou Williams added 18 and the ">Atlanta Hawks beat the ">Miami Heat 92-79 in a preseason game Sunday.

">Chris Bosh finished with 22 points, and ">LeBron James had 10 for the defending NBA champion Heat, who played without ">Dwyane Wade as the star guard recovers from surgery on his left knee.

">Ray Allen, making Miami debut, had 10 points and five assists in 27 minutes.

">Devin Harris (right knee) and ">Zaza Pachulia (groin) were held out by Atlanta.

Wade is expected to travel with the Heat for a seven-day trip to China that will include exhibition games against the ">Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday and next Sunday.

James had six rebounds and a game-high six assists in 24 minutes.


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