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LeBron hopes to Heat up South Beach against Hawks

Jan 2, 2012 - 3:49 PM (Sports Network) -- Now that LeBron James is engaged, the sizzling Miami Heat are hoping that won't affect his game. James and the Heat look to continue the franchise's hot start tonight versus the Southeast-rival Atlanta Hawks.

James and his longtime companion Savannah Brinson will tie the knot, and the superstar is coming off Sunday's 129-90 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.

James, Mario Chalmers and rookie Norris Cole all scored 16 points in the rout, while Chris Bosh delivered 24 points and 10 rebounds. Dwyane Wade added 22 points for the Heat, who shot 60 percent from the floor.

The Heat moved to 5-0, surpassing the previous club record of 4-0 set in the 2004-05 season. They beat Charlotte for the second time in five games, also squeezing out a one-point victory Wednesday on Wade's short jumper with 2.9 seconds left. Miami led by 46 points at one point in the game and will also host Indiana on this three-game homestand.

"We wanted to just continue focusing on our game. I thought we did that," said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra. "It was a good win, it was a professional win and now we just have to move on."

Atlanta will resume a three-game road trip tonight in South Florida and had won three in a row to start the season before dropping a 95-84 decision at Houston on Saturday.

Al Horford and Joe Johnson led the Hawks with 15 points apiece, while Tracy McGrady had 13 points and six boards off the bench. Josh Smith had 12 and seven boards for Atlanta, which lost for the first time this year and will also visit Chicago on the trek.

"We didn't execute and couldn't finish plays when we were right there," Hawks head coach Larry Drew said. "They came down and made shots and the lead went back up."

The Hawks will host the Heat at Philips Arena on Jan. 5 and lost three of four meetings with their division foe last season. Miami has won six of seven against Atlanta, which has lost 25 of its last 29 contests as the guest in this series.