The exhibition season did not get off to a good start as the Hawks lost a game and a player against the Heat.
The Hawks dropped a 92-87 decision to the two-time defending champion Heat in Miami after trailing by as many as 22 points. The Hawks slowly cut into the lead. After a three-point play by Mike Scott and a steal and layup by Dennis Schroder they trailed 89-87 with 18.9 seconds remaining.

However Roger Mason Jr. and Charlie Westbrook hit free throws to seal the victory for the Heat.

The Hawks lost Gustavo Ayon to a right shoulder injury. The forward/center was hurt fighting for a loose ball against the Heat’s Norris Cole with 1:41 remaining in the first quarter. He did not return after playing just 3:41 upon entering the game as a substitute.

According to the Hawks Ayon will be re-evaluated and his status will be updated Tuesday.

The Hawks claimed Ayon off waivers from the Bucks. This summer the 6-foot-10 Ayon helped Mexico to the FIBA Americas tournament championship as he claimed the MVP award.

Chris Bosh led the Heat with a game-high 21 points. The Hawks were led by Scott with 13 points and six rebounds. Paul Millsap added 12 points and DeMarre Carroll and Al Horford had 10 points apiece.
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