ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks needed 14 days to win a game. Dwight Howard hopes to never go through a stretch like that again.All weve been thinking about since the last game was how we can come in and get this game, he said. I thought our effort and our energy were in the right place, and we got a win.Howard had 23 points and 17 rebounds, Paul Millsap added 21 points and the Hawks snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 103-95 victory over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.Dennis Schroder had 17 points for the Hawks. They are 2-10 since starting the season 9-2.Tyler Johnson scored a career-high 27 points and Goran Dragic added 21 for the Heat. Miami, which used just eight players because of injuries, has lost three straight.It wasnt an easy night for Atlantas offense as the Hawks settled too often for jumpers and struggled to make crisp, timely passes.Coach Mike Budenholzer was clearly frustrated and called a timeout with a 10-point lead late in the third. The next three possessions resulted in a backcourt violation and an airball 3 by Malcolm Delaney and Howards offensive foul, but Atlanta led by 15 to begin the fourth.The Heat pulled within three on two free throws by Dragic with 7:05 remaining before Thabo Sefoloshas putback dunk two possessions later gave the Hawks some momentum, but not enough to put the game away.Miami made it a six-point game with 2:40 remaining when Sefoloshas fast-break dunk put the Hawks up 10 at the 1:53 mark.I think at the root of this has been our practice schedule, Atlanta guard Kyle Korver said. We had a great training camp, a great preseason and we came out of the gates 9-2. But the way our schedule was, we had so many back-to-backs and literally didnt have a practice for three weeks. Practice matters. Were glad were done with that part of the schedule.Howards dunk midway through the second put the Hawks up 15, but the Heat trimmed the lead to seven at halftime.Miami couldnt handle the inside matchups against Howard and Millsap and was outscored 58-26 in the paint.Were working with what we have right now, Heat center Hassan Whiteside said. Guys are giving their all right now. Im proud of our guys. Theyre doing their best.BE REASONABLEMiami coach Erik Spoelstra wasnt pleased when referee CJ Washington called Johnson for a foul against the 6-foot-11 Howard in the first quarter. Spoelstra couldnt believe Johnson, whos 7 inches shorter, affected the shot. He cant even jump that high! Spoelstra said. Washington smiled, but Spoelstra held firm. Im dead serious!TIP-INSHeat: Johnson scored 14 points in the first half. ... Dragic played 34 minutes despite having a stinger in his shoulder from Tuesdays home loss to New York. ... Whiteside had 12 rebounds and has led the team on the boards in all 22 games. ... Wayne Ellington scored 19 points. ... Josh McRoberts had two points, two rebounds and five turnovers in 30 minutes.Hawks: G Kent Bazemore was sidelined with a sore right knee. Hes expected to miss at least one more game. An MRI Wednesday morning showed no structural damage. ... Tim Hardaway Jr., who replaced Bazemore in the starting lineup, limped off the floor and into the locker room with a leg injury late in the fourth. ... Howard and Millsap combined for 26 of Atlantas 53 points and for 12 of its 25 rebounds in the first half.UP NEXTHeat: Visit Cleveland on Friday night and Chicago on Saturday night.Hawks: Visit Milwaukee on Friday night and theyre off until next Tuesday at home against Orlando. Vlade Divac Lakers Jersey . "Jeff is a hard worker who was an important special-teams contributor for us last season," said Stamps GM John Hufnagel. 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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs made his final home game one to remember.Not even having his team knocked out of the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division race could ruin his day.Dobbs threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more scores -- including a career-long 70-yarder -- as Tennessee won a 63-37 shootout with Missouri on Saturday.I definitely had a blast, Dobbs said. Its not really an end. We obviously still have a couple of games left, but its an enjoyable opportunity and I definitely enjoyed it tonight.Tennessees hopes of reaching the SEC championship game vanished when No. 21 Florida upset No. 16 LSU 16-10 earlier Saturday to clinch its second straight SEC East title.Theres still a lot to play for, Dobbs said. Our legacys on the line, how we want to leave Tennessee.Dobbs was 15 of 22 for 223 yards Saturday with two touchdown passes to Jauan Jennings and one to Josh Malone. He rushed for a career-high 190 yards on just 10 carries. He even helped lead Tennessees Pride of the Southland band after the game.It was an impressive farewell to Neyland Stadium for a guy who has served as the face of Tennessees program while balancing his quarterback responsibilities with his academic demands as an aerospace engineering major.Im not very political, but he could be the president of the United States if he wanted to, Tennessee coach Butch Jones said.The Vols (8-3, 4-3 SEC) won despite allowing 740 yards in total offense, the highest single-game total ever by a Tennessee opponent. Troy gained 721 yards in a 55-48 loss to Tennessee in 2012.Damarea Crockett rushed for 225 yards and Ish Witter gained 163 yards to lead a 420-yard rushing attack for Missouri (3-8, 1-6). The Tigers gained 600-plus total yards for the fourth time this season.Offensively thats a pretty good day, Missouri coach Barry Odom said. I didnt have enough answers defensively to put us there to win it.Crockett had the second-highest single-game rushing total ever by a Tennessee opponent. Mississippis Dexter McCluster rushed for 282 yards against Tennessee in 2009.Tennessees John Kelly rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown. Alvin Kamara ran for 55 yards and twoo scores.dddddddddddd.The Vols were clinging to a 35-30 lead when Dobbs made a move around Missouris Thomas Wilson at the line of scrimmage and raced for a 70-yard touchdown with 13:20 remaining.Tennessee took command from there.THE TAKEAWAYMissouri: The Tigers season-long kicking woes hurt them again Saturday.Missouri missed an extra-point attempt for the sixth time this season at the end of the Tigers first series. Missouri also had gone 5 of 12 on field-goal attempts this season before Saturday.The Tigers kicking game has struggled so much that they decided to go for it rather than attempting a field goal while facing fourth-and-12 from the Tennessee 20 early in the second quarter. After Missouri was penalized for a false start, the Tigers still kept their offense on the field to try converting the first down on fourth-and-17 from the 25. The drive ended with an incomplete pass.Tennessee: The Vols defense remains extremely vulnerable, particularly against the run. Missouri put up huge numbers against Tennessee one week after the Vols allowed 443 yards rushing in a 49-36 victory over Kentucky. Tennessee also gave up 353 yards rushing to Texas A&M and 409 to Alabama this season.POLL IMPLICATIONSThis win could help Tennessee get back into the Top 25. The Vols, who have been ranked as high as ninth this year, fell out of the rankings after an Oct. 29 loss at South Carolina. Tennessee was fourth in the also receiving votes section of the AP poll this week but was 19th in the College Football Playoff rankings.KEY STATSTennessee has won three straight games and has scored over 40 points in all of them. This marks the first time since 1995 that the Volunteers have scored 40-plus points in three consecutive games. ... Crockett now has rushed for 1,062 yards this season, the most ever by a Missouri freshman.UP NEXTMissouri hosts Arkansas on Friday.Tennessee is at Vanderbilt on Saturday.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25---Follow Steve Megargee at www.twitter.com/stevemegargee ' ' '