The Atlanta Hawks head back home in a 0-2 in their first-round series with the Miami Heat. While they did show some more fight in Game 2 on Tuesday, the top-seeded Heat still cooked them, led by Jimmy Butler's 45 points. There is no doubt Nate McMillan's squad needs to make some major adjustments in Game 3 if they want to avoid finding themselves on the brink of elimination. Getting Trae Young going is obviously a no-brainer but with Miami putting a serious emphasis on defending the All-Star, the role players around him need to step up in a big way.

Here are 2 things the Hawks need to turn around in Game 3 and onwards.

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2 things Hawks must change ASAP vs. Heat

Limit the turnovers

Sure, Atlanta didn't exactly have the best regular season, barely sneaking into the playoffs via the Play-In. While their defense has been dismal, this is a team that finished 1st in the Association with the fewest turnovers per game at just 11.9. However, in this series, it's been the polar opposite. The Hawks are playing extremely sloppy basketball.

They committed 18 turnovers in the series opener which translated into 17 points for the Heat then on Wednesday, it was another 19 turnovers which Miami fully capitalized on. The Hawks need to take much better care of the rock moving forward because the Heat are far too good of a team to not punish them. Unfortunately, Young is to blame. He's accounted for 16 of their turnovers thus far, including 10 in Game 2. Yes, Miami is stifling him defensively, but the guard needs to find a way to limit these mistakes and find his shooters.

Find their three-point shot

The other area where the Hawks thrived all season long was from downtown. They shot a blistering 37.4%, which ranked second in the NBA. However, in this series, Atlanta is struggling to shoot the ball efficiently. The likes of Bogdan Bogdanovic, John Collins, Kevin Huerter, and Trae, among others, simply aren't finding their stroke. Again, this comes back to Miami's defense. They're locking down the perimeter extremely well and limiting the ball movement. But it also doesn't help that the Hawks shot 28% from beyond the arc in Game 1 and just 30% in Game 2. This has been a recipe for success almost always for McMillan's group, even dating back to the 2021 Playoffs.

Even if it means taking more contested threes, Atlanta has to do it. Also, with Clint Capela out, they basically have no choice but to resort to shooting the triple because of their lack of inside scoring. On a more positive note, the Hawks were much better from deep on Tuesday, but it mostly came in the first half. They need to keep up the consistency for the full 48 minutes and with the home crowd behind them, hopefully, Atlanta can pull out a much-needed victory in Game 3. But the only way that will happen is by holding onto the basketball and improving their ball movement to find more clean looks at the basket. Keep shooting, it will eventually come.