Kenneth Faried
Hawks lock up final East playoff spot
Hawks lock up final East playoff spot

at Atlanta 98, Miami 85:Jeff Teague scored 25 points, Lou Williams had 18 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Atlanta Hawks earned the Eastern Conference's final playoff spot with a 98-85 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday night. Atlanta's third straight victory eliminated the New York Knicks from playoff contention. Williams scored the Hawks' last 12 points. LeBron James finished with 27 points and Dwyane Wade, in his first game since missing nine straight because of a sore left hamstring, scored 24 for Miami. The two-time defending champion Heat, which has lost three of four, gave up the ground it gained in the standings Friday by beating Indiana at home and taking...