The Washington Wizards lost their fourth consecutive game, falling to the Milwaukee Bucks, 101-91. The Wizards started the game on a 12-0 run, but the early lead quickly evaporated.
Monta Ellis scored 22 points for the Bucks, adding five rebounds and five assists. Bradley Beal was the top scorer for Washington. He finished with 22 points.
The rest of the Southeast Division also struggled on Friday night. The Orlando Magic suffered a blowout loss to the Brooklyn Nets. In the 107-68 defeat, Orlando scored fewer than 20 points in every quarter.
The Charlotte Bobcats fell to the New Orleans Hornets, 107-99. Ben Gordon scored 34 points for Charlotte in a losing effort.
The Heat defeated the Atlanta Hawks, 95-89, as Miami extended its lead atop the Southeast Division. LeBron James notched 21 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. Jeff Teague was Atlanta's top scorer, finishing with 20 points and 11 assists.