High heat works.
Tonight was first time Bosh has gone 26 and 15 in Heat uniform.
Wiz-Heat was super-sloppy. Great two-way game from Bosh. CHI looked great. NYK looked like a team learning a new offense. Now for Russ...
FINAL: Heat 107, Wizards 95. Bosh with 26, Cole with 23, JAMES ENNIS with the NBA's top highlight to begin the season.
Wade finishes with 2nd 3, points at the sky. Miami wins, 107-95. Wiz w/o 4 rotation guys -- but still as well as opener could go for Heat.
Heat pull away late to beat Washington 107-95. Bosh goes for 26p, 15r, 4a. Wade with 21p, Cole with 23.
Chris Bosh finishes with 26 and 15. Norris Cole with career-best 23. Wade hits 2 threes. Heat top Wiz 107-95.
The Heat are now 1-0 in the post-Toney Douglas era.
Chris Bosh has 26 and 14. Number of times he had done that in a Heat uniform? Once, back in 2012.
Really not worth fretting too much over this one. Heat made big plays late and the Wizards were shorthanded.
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.