Wizards Vs. Heat: Washington Topples Miami 86-84 For Its Third Straight Win

John Wall finishes with 13 points and 13 assists to lead the Wizards to their third consecutive victory -- the first time they had won three straight since last April.

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Wizards Vs. Heat: John Wall's 13 Assists Give Washington Its Third Straight Win

In what can only be classified as “unexpected,” the Washington Wizards not only grabbed their third straight win for the first time in 12 months, but it also came against the Miami Heat, who currently hold the second-beast record in the Eastern Conference.

Leading by eight points at halftime, the Wizards nearly lost their advantage before pulling off an 86-84 victory over the Heat on the road.

As you could expect, guard John Wall played a significant role in the win, finishing with 13 points and 13 assists, helping three others finish in double figures, as well. Cartier Martin and Kevin Seraphin totaled 22 and 17 points, respectively.

Washington finished the game shooting 41 percent from the field, holding the Heat to roughly the same percentage at 40.

Miami had been looking to notch its sixth consecutive win.

For more info on the Wizards, be sure to visit Bullets Forever, SB Nation’s Washington Wizards blog. For anything related to teams in the nation’s capital, stay tuned at SB Nation DC.

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Wizards Vs. Heat: Washington Boasts Eight-Point Halftime Lead Over Miami

Oddly enough, behind a combined 25 points from guard John Wall and swingman Cartier Martin, the 16-win Washington Wizards carry a 45-37 halftime lead over the Miami Heat.

Washington, which hasn’t won three consecutive games all season, managed to get off to a strong start during the first quarter, building an eight-point lead. During the second quarter, the teams were knotted at 22 apiece.

Wall has done a little bit of everything for the Wizards, who are looking to prevent Miami from winning what would be its sixth game in a row. The second-year guard has 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting in addition to four rebounds and three assists. Collectively, the Wizards haven’t all been on target from the field, shooting just 39.5 percent from the field, but they played rather well defensively, holding the Heat to under 40 percent shooting, as well, at 37 percent.

For more info on the Wizards, be sure to visit Bullets Forever, SB Nation’s Washington Wizards blog. For anything related to teams in the nation’s capital, stay tuned at SB Nation DC.

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Wizards Vs. Heat: Can Washington Make It Three In A Row?

Can the Wizards win three games in a row for the first time since last April?

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