Heat Edges Wizards, 112-108
The Miami Heat defeated the Washington Wizards, 112-108, at Capital One Arena on Saturday night. The Heat (36-37) are feeling plenty of heat these days as they try to retain a hold of the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference while the likes of the Orlando Magic and Charlotte Hornets remain hot on their tail. Miami trailed the spoiler-minded Wizards (30-44) at the half by a sole point, and the same was true heading into the fourth quarter. The visitors finally made their move beginning at the six-minute mark of the final period after Washington had closed to within 98-96. The Heat went on an 11-3 run over the subsequent 2:49 to forge a 10-point cushion and wouldn't relinquish the lead the rest of the way. Dwyane Wade paced the Heat with 20 points, adding nine rebounds, five assists and one steal. Dion Waiters tallied 19 points, three rebounds and three assists. Josh Richardson provided 18 points, five assists, two rebounds, two steals and one block. Bam Adebayo delivered 16 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists and four blocks. Kelly Olynyk finished with 14 points, seven rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two steals. James Johnson came off the bench to pitch in 13 points, five rebounds and one block. Jeff Green led the Wizards with 25 points, six boards, one steal and one block. Thomas Bryant generated a 17-point, 11-rebound double-double that also included one assist. Bradley Beal totaled 16 points, three rebounds, three assists and one steal. Tomas Satoransky supplied 12 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. The Heat head back home to take on the Orlando Magic on Tuesday evening, while the Wizards pay a visit to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night as well.
Posted on: 3/23/2019 6:48 PM