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Undrafted rookie Kendrick Nunn top scores with 28 as Heat sweep home-and-home against the Atlanta Hawks

Kendrick Nunn
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For the second time in three days, the Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks were facing-off against each other.

Both times, the Heat have registered convincing wins behind some impressive performances by their rookies - Tyler Herro a couple of days earlier and now Kendrick Nunn.

As the Heat improve to 4-1, the second-best record in the East, here are the biggest takeaways from their 106-97 victory over the Hawks on Halloween night:

Kendrick Nunn puts on a show

A couple of days earlier, Heat's lottery pick Herro caught fire and scored 29 in the home win. In the road win, it was Kendrick Nunn's turn.

The undrafted rookie went off for 28 points on 10-of-15 shooting in 33 minutes. His season tally so far of 112 points through five games has broken more than a couple of records.

Through five games, his points tally is the most by a Heat rookie in franchise history and the most by an undrafted player in NBA history. He is the first rookie since Kevin Durant in 2007 to score more than 100 points in the first five games and Nunn is just one shy of Durant's tally of 113.

"It comes through hard work. Most definitely. My faith in Jesus Christ. Hard work and just laying it out on the floor," Nunn said about his confidence in his on-court postgame interview with Kristen Ledlow.

Butler does it all as Heat off to second-best start in franchise history

In his second game back for the Heat, Jimmy Butler didn't have a great shooting night. In 36 minutes, he only shot 2-of-10 from the field, however, he was a team-high +21 when the final buzzer sounded.

He got down to doing a little bit of everything else. Butler finished the game with 11 assists, nine rebounds, six steals and three blocks. It's the first time a Heat player has recorded such a statline and eighth time in NBA history.

Also, noteworthy is that this win has ensured that the Heat are off to their second-best five-game start in franchise history. They have begun 4-1 in six previous seasons and the only year they had a better five-game start was in 2011-12 when they began 5-0.

Hawks' first game without Trae Young

Given the numbers, Trae Young was putting up - 34.0 points, nine assists and six rebounds (three full games) - for which he was named Eastern Conference Player for the opening week, this game was always going to be an uphill battle.

With John Collins having a rough night (12 points on 4-of-11 shooting), the Hawks needed other players to step up and they did. The Hawks rallied to make a game out of this one when they brought the lead down to just four at the 9:30 mark in the fourth quarter.

In the first full game without Young, they got major contributions from their reserves - Jabari Parker (23 points, eight rebounds, 8-13 FG's), DeAndre' Bembry (18 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists, 8-12 FG's). Is the production from this bench duo a sign of things to come or was this one game a flash in the pan?

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