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.
John Wall, G
Nick Young, G
Chris Singleton, F
Trevor Booker, F
Javale McGee, C
Mario Chalmers, G
Dwayne Wade, G
LeBron James, F
Chris Bosh, F
Joel Anthony, C
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