Miami 102, Washington 72

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, December 15, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #41 Ken Mauer, #66 Haywoode Workman
Attendance - 19724

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Washington 14 22 10 26 72
Miami 26 24 29 23 102

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 3-18 2-8 1-10 L3
Miami 15-6 11-2 4-4 W1

Recap


Heat 102, Wizards 72:
LeBron James had 23 points and 10 rebounds and host Miami avenged a recent defeat to Washington by rolling over the Wizards.

Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem scored 13 points apiece and Chris Bosh chipped in 12 as the Heat crushed the team that stunningly defeated them on Dec. 4.

Bradley Beal scored 19 points and Cartier Martin added 18 for Washington, which owns the NBA’s worst record at 3-18.

Miami wasted no time proving its intent to deliver a form of payback. The Heat led by 10 before the first quarter was halfway over and had a 23-7 edge after Shane Battier’s 3-pointer with 3:23 remaining. Washington pulled within 35-28 with five minutes left in the first half before Miami rebounded to take a 50-36 halftime lead.

The Heat picked up the assault in the third quarter, pushing the lead above 30 when a basket by Haslem made it 71-40 with 4:11 left in the quarter. The advantage was 33 entering the final quarter.

GAME NOTEBOOK: James has scored 20 or more points in all 21 games this season and the last 26 regular-season games overall. … F Nene (foot) missed the game for Washington, which continues to be without PG John Wall (knee), F Trevor Booker (knee), F Trevor Ariza (calf) and G A.J. Price (hand). … Wade was 5-of-8 shooting and has made 68.2 percent (30 of 44) of his field-goal attempts over the last four games.

Top Game Performances

Washington   Miami
Bradley Beal 19 Scoring LeBron James 23
Jordan Crawford 6 Assists Dwyane Wade 6
Emeka Okafor 10 Rebounds LeBron James 10
Bradley Beal 5 Free Throws Made LeBron James 7
Jordan Crawford 3 Steals Norris Cole 2
N/A Blocks Shane Battier 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Washington 72 37.5 7-20 11-15 16 40 0 8 21
Miami 102 50.6 8-27 14-21 25 43 2 9 12

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Heat have a W/L % of .643 after a win and .857 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Wizards have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .167 after a loss.