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Heat Vs. Wizards: Washington Takes On Streaking Miami At Verizon Center

Amid all the craziness with the news that Gilbert Arenas has been traded to the Orlando Magic for Rashard Lewis, the Washington Wizards actually have a game tonight. Making matters worse, it's against LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat

The Wizards will take on the Heat tonight at the Verizon Center. It's a difficult game under normal circumstances, but it's particularly tough tonight. The Wizards will be without John Wall due to injury and, of course, won't have Arenas. Kirk Hinrich and Nick Young will start in the backcourt, with Al Thornton, Andray Blatche and JaVale McGee up front. Josh Howard will make his season debut tonight, but will come off the bench. 

The Heat have won 11 games in a row after a slow start, including a 113-91 beatdown of the surging New York Knicks last night in New York. They seemed to have cured the issues that plagued them early in the year, and despite being on the second game of a back-to-back, they are clearly the favorites tonight.