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WIZARDS: Miami Stunned In Washington Despite LeBron James’ Triple-Double
LeBron James had 26 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists, but the Washington Wizards earned just their second victory in 15 games this season by stunning the Eastern Conference-leading Miami Heat at Verizon Center, 105-101.
Washington (2-13), which has the worst record in the NBA, benefited from six missed three-pointers from the Heat (12-4) in the final six minutes, even as Miami trailed by only one possession through much of that stretch.
“I told the guys, ‘The only people that really think you have a chance tonight is us here right in this room,’” Wizards head coach Randy Wittman said after the game. “‘[The media] don’t believe, the outside didn’t believe,’ and I said, ‘We need to have a statement game. What better opportunity to come and play in front of the fans that we knew were going to be here and beat this team?’ They took it to heart.”
Jordan Crawford had 22 points and made three of four free throws in the final 10 seconds to help the Wizards close out their second victory in three games. Kevin Seraphin had 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Dwyane Wade had 24 points and Chris Bosh had 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Heat.
For the Associated Press report of the game, click here.
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