With one half in the books at Verizon Center, the Washington Wizards trail the Miami Heat, 52-42. The Big Three for the Heat have scored almost all of Miami's points thus far, with Dwyane Wade leading all scorers with 18. Miami has consistently been able to get to the rim and get easy buckets, finishing the half shooting better than 57 percent from the floor. LeBron James and Chris Bosh added ten points apiece.
The Wizards were ready to play from the tip, and had a productive start to the game on the offensive end. They already have 14 assists through the first 24 minutes - uncharacteristic for this team. But their shooting percentage would come down as the first half wore on. Javale McGee and Nick Young lead Washington with 13 points each. John Wall is just one of six from the floor and has scored only two points so far.
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.