Recap: Wizards 114, Heat 97
Updated On: Jan 15 2014 08:36:37 PM CST
Wizards 114, Heat 97: John Wall poured in 25 points to lead seven Wizards in a double figures and dished out nine assists as host Washington sent Miami to its third straight loss.
Nene collected 19 points and a season-best nine assists and Bradley Beal also scored 19 for the Wizards, who snapped a four-game home losing streak. Trevor Booker finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds in a reserve role.
Chris Bosh scored 26 points and LeBron James added 25 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for the Heat, who had their 22-game winning streak against Southeast Division opponents snapped and have lost three straight for the first time since Jan. 10-13, 2011. Norris Cole chipped in 15 points for Miami, which was without center Chris Andersen (knee) and guard Mario Chalmers (Achilles).
The Wizards hit 20 of their first 27 shots -- including their first six from 3-point range -- while racing out to a 51-22 lead, and they stretched the margin as wide as 64-30 with 4:22 left in the half. James scored nine points as Miami closed the half with an 18-5 spurt to get within 21 at the break.
Cole scored six points amid a 14-0 Heat run that cut the lead to single digits with less than a minute left in the third quarter, and Washington's advantage was just 86-77 entering the final stanza. Miami never got any closer, though, as the Wizards used an 8-0 burst to make it 105-88 with three minutes left.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Miami C Greg Oden played in his first NBA game since Dec. 5, 2009. The former No. 1 overall pick tallied six points and two rebounds in eight minutes. … Washington's 43 points in the first quarter were its most since Dec. 26, 2006, versus Memphis. … Earlier in the day, the Heat traded C Joel Anthony to Boston in a three-team deal that netted them G Toney Douglas from Golden State.
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