NBA: Hawks beat champions Heat to grab final play-off spot in the East
Published on Apr 13, 2014 4:23 PM
ATLANTA (AFP) - The Atlanta Hawks clinched the eighth play-off spot in the Eastern Conference on Saturday, as Jeff Teague scored 25 points in a 98-85 win over the defending champions Miami Heat.
Lou Williams scored 23 points for Atlanta, who claimed the final play-off berth in their conference.
Atlanta had a 25-21 record on Feb 4 but went into a 6-20 tailspin before winning six of its last eight National Basketball Association games.
"It's satisfying to get a win and be in a groove that we're in," Williams said.
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