ATLANTA, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Despite losing Travis Best to a right ankle sprain just two minutes into the contest, the Miami Heat won their sixth game in seven outings Wednesday with a 107-73 decision over the Atlanta Hawks.
Miami's point total represented a season best and the margin of victory was the fifth-largest in franchise history.
Atlanta led after one quarter, 25-22, but Miami took the lead for good, 35-33, on a layup by Anthony Carter with 8:22 left in the second.
The Heat opened a 55-42 edge by halftime behind 15 points by Butler and 14 by Jones, and extended their advantage to 83-60 entering the final quarter.
Miami, which defeated Atlanta at home on Monday, led by as many as 36 points -- the team's largest advantage this season.