Birdman is penciled in to make his third-straight start for the Heat on Sunday. He has never started three straight in his career.
Heat shot 54% on 48 contested shots last night. Wiz shot 48.6% on 37 uncontested shots. Think Wiz played better than score indicated.
Heat of the moment. Got dunked on before. Toronto fans all over his building. He had enough. Johnson wasn't airborne either. I get it.
Heat are 4-9 at home. Last year they were 32-9. Year before 37-4. And before that 28-5.
One thing that's hurting the Heat is the dropoff in Norris Cole's 3-pointers. He's at 25.9% after shooting 34.5% & 35.7% last 2 yrs.
Heat point guards tonight-- Chalmers: 14p on 4/9, 5a, 3r, 4 TO in 36min | Cole: 7p on 3/8, 4a, 2r, 3 TO in 31min | Napier: DNP-CD.
Heat are 3 games under .500 for the first time since February 2010.
The last time the Heat lost 5 consecutive home games was in March 2008.
Just saw a Ronnie Price heat check.
RONNIE PRICE. HEAT CHECK.
Ronnie Price heat check! BK
Heat loses 5th straight at home for first time since 2008.Final: Washington 105, Heat 103.Heat drops to 4-9 at home&three under. 500 overall
So you know NateRob's gonna have to heat check the next one. Drilled 2/4 from 3 already
Aaron Brooks has 15 points in 19 minutes. He can heat up in a hurry.
Heat keep answering back every time the Wizards make it close.
Heat still hanging on, up 85-82 on Washington with 8:37 left. Wade fighting through a 7/17 shooting night for 15p, 7a, 4r.
Heat lead 79-76 after 3Q. Nene leads all w/18 pts. Wall = 10p, 9a. Deng leads Heat w/16p.
Heat 11-0 this season when taking a lead into the fourth quarter.
Heat struggling against Nene (18p on 8/10), but containing all others. Wall: 9p, 9a. Beal: 10p on 3/11.
A rollercoaster third period and sort of back where we were at half. Heat 79, Wizards 76 going into fourth. Deng with 16.
End Q3: Heat 79, Wizards 76. Deng: 16p, 4r. Chalmers: 14p, 5a. Wade: 13p on 6/15, 6a, 4r. Haslem with 9p on 4/4 off bench.
Heat's last 2 possessions were an airball 3 by Norris Cole & a double dribble by Justin Hamilton. Deng rights it with 2/2 FTs after a drive.
Heat say Chris Andersen "tweaked" his R ankle and will return.
Heat say Birdman had right ankle re-taped and is able to return.
Wade in w/ Deng, a back-up PG, a journeyman who nearly slipped out of NBA this year & a recent D-leaguer. Just hit a jumper to put Heat up 8
The Heat shot 12 of 15 in the second period, with the only three misses coming from Wade.
Heat shot very well from the field in the first half, going 22/34 for 64.7% accuracy. They also shot 4/7, 57.1% from long range.
Heat have held Beal & Wall to a total of 12p on 4/13 FGs.
Heat take the slim 55-54 lead vs the Wizards into halftime. They had a solid effort on both ends of the floor with room for improvement.
HALF: Heat 55, Wizards 54.
Gritty non-Bosh effort by Heat. Heat 55, Wizards 54 at half. Chalmers with 12, Deng with nine, Haslem with nine.
The Heat are shooting 65.6 percent from the field and are losing 54-53.