Martell Webster led the Wizards with 23 points, matched only by Dwyane Wade of the Heat. Webster was one of four Wizards in double figures. Chris Singleton had 17, while A.J. Price and Jannero Pargo each had 11.
The Heat held a 14-point advantage at halftime, but Singleton scored 10 points in the third quarter and Webster had the final nine of that period to swing the momentum back to the Wizards.
From there, the Washington defense stepped up, not allowing Miami to hit a field goal in the fourth quarter until Ray Allen nailed a triple with 4:45 to go. The Heat did not have a two-point field goal in the game's final quarter.
The Wizards held an advantage on the glass, out-rebounding the Heat, 47-39. Jan Vesely accounted for 11 of those rebounds for Washington.