Wizards Vs. Heat: Wizards Can't Take The Heat, Lose To Miami Again

Dwyane Wade scores 26 points as Miami wins 106-89.

  • Live
9 Total Updates since February 10, 2012
  • Important 3
  • Updates 7
  • Articles 2
  • All Updates 9

Heat Vs. Wizards Hangover: Positive Pixels, Wicked Pixels From LeBron's Return To D.C.

Heat Vs. Wizards Quick-Hit Recap: Take 100 seconds to catch up on the news, notes and must-see from last night's Wizards action -- good and bad -- with 'Postive Pixels, Wicked Pixels.' It's your morning-after Wizards hangover cure.

Positive Pixels

  • Big time crowd at the Verizon Center: One of the best teams in the NBA helped provide one of the biggest crowds of the season. Fans came out in droves to see LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in person. The crowd was not necessarily pro-Heat, as one might expect: most fans appeared to be casual basketball fans that wanted to witness a spectacle.
  • John Wall: One of the few bright spots on the Wizards roster is John Wall. His quickness and court vision cannot be denied, and on several occasions he looked off the Heat defense to set up an alley-oop for his teammates.
  • JaVale McGee played with passion: By the nine minute mark of the third quarter, McGee had already registered a double-double. Earlier in the game, he dunked right over Chris Bosh. It was awesome. Here's the proof:
  • Really, there are supposed to be more positives? Wade, Bosh and company outclassed the Wizards last night. It's not even about execution at this point -- the Heat are just too good, too deep and too focused.

Wicked Pixels

  • Dwyane Wade is more athletic than you: This video says everything you need to know about the talent of D-Wade. There's a reason they call him Flash, after all. The craziest part about this? JaVale McGee actually played good defense on this sequence.
  • Three point shooting leaves a lot to be desired: The score was 83-68 Miami, with 9:50 remaining in the fourth quarter. Curious about what the Wizards could be doing better, I ventured over to the box score and was shocked to see that Washington was 2 for 17 from beyond the arc. Did you know that is 11.8%? They were also 12 for 19 from the charity stripe. Contrast that with the Heat, who were 3 for 11 from three and 18 for 19 from the free throw line. That's the difference right there, folks. I'd compile a video of all the missed threes and free throws, but that would take an hour to watch.
  • Team defense is lacking as well: Way too many open shots, open lanes and easy buckets. LeBron, Wade and Bosh were all over the place, slicing, dicing and scoring with ease. Shane Battier added 16 points, with a +26 on the night. Players like Battier make a team like the Heat great. The Wizards don't have players like that (clearly).
  • Oh, Nick Young: He wasn't being serious in this quote, and as he answered this question he began fading away from the media like Batman would when trying to make a quiet escape. But after a rough night from beyond the arc, he was asked about it. "I was 3-10, and most of those were open looks," Young admitted while backing away. "I'm one of the best three-point shooters in the world..." Maybe one day.
Continue

Heat vs. Wizards Starting Lineups: LeBron James, Dwayne Wade Lead Miami Against Washington

The star-laden Miami Heat roster has made its way to D.C. for a Friday night game against the Washington Wizards. At 19-7, Miami is currently the second seed in the Eastern Conference. Washington, on the other hand, is in 15th place with a 5-21 record.

Despite the disparity in the win column, tonight should be an eventful game at the Verizon Center. LeBron James and the city of Washington have never gotten along, with James being rightfully hated for bouncing the Wizards out of the playoffs while he was a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Miami has no listed injuries, but Terrel Harris is inactive. For the Wizards, Andray Blatche will miss the game with a strained left calf.

Rashard Lewis is also out for tonight's game with a sore left knee. "It's just a day to day thing," Wizards coach Randy Wittman said before the game. "It's getting better. Hopefully tomorrow, he'll come back in here feeling better. He's close to being able to play."

The game tips at 7:00 p.m. on Comcast Sports Net. Here are the full starting lineups.

Wizards Starters
John Wall, G
Nick Young, G
Chris Singleton, F
Trevor Booker, F
Javale McGee, C

Heat Starters
Mario Chalmers, G
Dwayne Wade, G
LeBron James, F
Chris Bosh, F
Joel Anthony, C

For more on this game and all things Wizards basketball, please check out Bullets Forever. For a view from the other bench, please check out SB Nation's Miami Heat blog Pennisula is Mightier. And for more on this and every NBA game, please check out the SB Nation NBA hub page.

Continue

Wizards Vs. Heat: Game Time, TV Schedule, And More

The Washington Wizards will host the Miami Heat Friday night at the Verizon Center in an Eastern Conference match up. For those who'd like to catch the game, here's the game time, TV information and links to the radio streams.

Location: Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
Game Time: 7:00 p.m. on EST
TV Channel: Comcast Sports Network
Announcers: Steve Buckhantz (play-by-play), Phil Chenier (analyst)
Wizards Radio: 106.7 FM The Fan
Announcers: Dave Johnson (play-by-play), Glenn Consor (analyst)
Wizards-Heat line: Miami 12 1/2-point favorites.

We'll have plenty more on this game throughout the day on SB Nation D.C., so keep it locked to this StoryStream for all the latest news and updates. For more on this game and all things Wizards basketball, please check out Bullets Forever. For a view from the other bench, please check out SB Nation's Miami Heat blog Pennisula is Mightier. And for more on this and every NBA game, please check out the SB Nation NBA hub page.

Continue
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.