Heat 5 of 24 on 3-pointers before Chalmers hits three to put Heat up 88-83.
Chris Bosh is 3-of-4 from three-point range tonight. The rest of the HEAT have shot 2-of-20 from beyond the arc. Ouch.
Finally caught up on my Wizards-Heat DVR. They gotta play Otto at the 2 for most of the game.
Wizards on an 8-0 run since Heat took 9-point lead. And Porter is playing the 2 down the stretch.
Drew Gooden III just did it again. Pump faked a defender, dribbled, pull-up and fouled. He hit 1 of 2 and Heat lead 84-82 w/5:40 left.
And then Napier steal and go. Rookies . . . leading the Heat? Riley/Elisburg . . . brilliant!
James Ennis just did something, somehow, that resulted in two points. Two rookies on the court to start the fourth. For the Heat.
Dwyane Wade has a left calf contusion & is probable to return. Heat lead Wizards, 72-70 in fourth.
Heat 72, Wizards 70 entering the FOURTH and final quarter.
End Q3: Heat 72, Wizards 70. Bosh has 19p, Norris Cole with 20. Wade is in the locker room with an apparent L leg injury.
Heat 72, Wizards 70 going into the fourth. Bosh scoreless in third, still with 19. Wade 4 of 11, and with an ailing calf.
Heat absolutely need some scoring from Ennis and Napier (0 points combined) right about now.
Wade calls the timeout as soon as the Heat secure the jump ball and heads straight to the locker room.
Well, at least the Heat have a variety of . . . uh . . . shooting guards in reserve.
John Wall just imposed his will on the Heat. 2 straight coast-to-coast layups give Wizards 66-64 lead.
Shawne Williams with his first basket. He's 1 of 8. Lotta tweets about Nene and Beal being out, but Heat really missing Josh McRoberts.
Halftime of Heat vs Wizards: Bosh leads all scorers with 19 points, 16 of them in the second quarter alone.
Heat shot 43% in the first half, 5/18 from 3. Bosh & Cole combined to go 5/9 on 3s.
Heat 53, Wizards 52 at the half. Bosh with 19 pts.
Heat 53, Wizards 52 at half. Bosh with 19 poiints, five rebounds.
HALF: Heat 53, Wizards 52. Bosh hurting Gortat from the outside and everyone else in the post. He has 19p on 6/9, 5r.
Sloppy but entertaining first half in Miami. Bosh w/ 19, Pierce w/ 11 and Heat lead Wizards, 53-52.
Cole is now the second Heat player after Bosh to reach double-digits in points in the first half.
Things you didn't hear the last four years: Can the Heat survive with Chris Bosh out of the game?
Heat 4 of 14 from three-point range after that triple from Bosh. Heat 39, Wizards 37
Deng out with a "slight right foot sprain." He will likely return, according to the Heat.
Heat listing Luol Deng with a strained right foot, expected to return.
Wizards 28, Heat 22 at end of first. Spoelstra dared go an extended stretch without Wade or Bosh on court. Paid for it.
Heat shot 36% in Q1, including 3/11 threes.
End Q1: Wizards 28, Heat 22. Deng: 6p, 2r. Bosh: 3p, 3r. Cole: 8p, 1a. Gortat leads WAS with 8p
And now rookie Shabazz Napier off the bench for the Heat.
James Ennis off the bench in the first quarter for the Heat. Fans clapping like they already love the guy.
Great shot distribution by the Heat so far, but no one's hitting shots.
I was right, they just changed that first Bosh shot to a 3-pointer. Heat are now 1-6 from 3-point territory.
So Heat actually opened 1 of 1 on 3-pointers.
Miami starts 0-for-6 from 3, and Wizards lead 11-8. Heat shot 36.2 percent from 3 last season. Will be a challenge w/ this roster to match.
Wizards 11, Heat 8, 6:23 left in Q1. Miami starts 3/12 FGs and 0/6 threes. Deng with 4p, 2r.
Heat now listed 0 for 6 on 3s, although Bosh's will likely be reviewed.
Heat have already attempted five 3-pointers.
Every member of the Heat starting 5 has shot a 3. They haven’t made 1.
Heat open 0 for 5 on 3-pointers.
Rough shooting start for the Heat (2/9), but 3 o-rebs so far. Wizards up 7-6.
Heat check for Mayo and he misses a long 3. First miss. He has 13 points on 5-for-6 shooting.
Bosh drills corner 3 as shot clock runs out to open the scoring for the Heat. Or at least it looked like a 3, the score says otherwise.
Luol Deng vs. Paul Pierce: One in a Heat jersey, the other in a Wizards jersey. Odd.
Great crowd tonight for the Heat opener vs Washington. Sold out and loud.
This Miami Heat intro is like an hour long!