The Miami Heat defeated the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night with a score of 97-94 in Game 5 to win the best-of-seven playoff series, advancing them to the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Miami, the No. 1 seed in the East, clinched the series with help from Victor Oladipo, who led Miami with 23 points, and Bam Adebayo, who added 20 points and 11 rebounds. The Heat also took the series without Jimmy Butler in Game 5, who was forced to sit out with right knee inflammation, as well as losing Kyle Lowry to a hamstring injury.
The Heat will face the winner of the series between the Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors in the semifinals. Game 1 will be held on Monday in Miami.
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