NBA Game Summary - Miami at Washington
(Tuesday, November 18th)
Final Score: Miami 94, Washington 87
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Dwyane Wade scored 19 points and doled out 10 assists to lead the Miami Heat in a 94-87 victory over the Washington Wizards.
Mario Chalmers added 15 points and six helpers for the Heat, who have alternated wins and losses for the last seven games. Shawn Marion and Udonis Haslem scored 12 points apiece in the win.
Antawn Jamison had 25 points and 12 boards for the Wizards, who have dropped two straight since their lone win of the season. Caron Butler gave 21 and 12 in defeat.
The Wizards were trailing by nine late in the fourth, but Juan Dixon's layup started a streak of six straight Washington points that pulled the club within three, 90-87. Jamison followed with two free throws and a layup to close it out with 2:03 showing on the clock.
Marion answered at the other end with a jumper to make it a five-point game.
Wade had a steal on the next Washington possession and was fouled with 32.4 ticks left. He hit both shots at the line to make it 94-87, which essentially put the game out of reach.
The Heat jumped out to a 23-17 lead after the first quarter, and were up 43-41 at the half.
Miami tallied the first 12 points of the third quarter en route to a 55-41 advantage. Chalmers started the surge with a layup, Wade had four points and Michael Beasley closed it out with a jumper at the 8:40 mark of the stanza.
With the Heat up by 10 points late in the third, two free throws from Butler and a hook shot from Jamison cut it to 69-63.
The teams traded baskets and the Heat still led by six, 73-67, heading into the final 12 minutes.
Haslem ended with 10 rebounds...The Heat improved to 2-4 on the road this season...The Wizards fell to 1-3 as the host in 2008-09...The Heat have won 17 of the last 22 overall meetings with the Wizards. Washington had won two straight and three of four as the host in this series...The Heat moved to 5-0 when holding their opponent under 100 points and are still 0-5 when their counterparts score 100 or more points.
11/18 21:50:58 ET