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Atlanta Hawks beat Miami Heat, clinch top seed in Eastern Conference
Atlanta Hawks beat Miami Heat, clinch top seed in Eastern Conference

DeMarre Carroll scored 24 points and the Atlanta Hawks clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 99-86 home victory over the Miami Heat on Friday night. The Hawks wrapped up the No. 1 seed and home-court advantage in the conference playoffs when Brooklyn beat Cleveland. Paul Millsap had 21 points and Al Horford had 15 for Atlanta, which never trailed despite playing without injured guard Jeff Teague. Miami, seventh in the East, had won four of six but fell behind early with cold shooting against the Hawks. Dwyane Wade had 13 points after missing one game with a swollen left knee. Luol Deng led Miami with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Carroll has scored in...

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