Maybe the Wizards will listen to Paul Pierce now.
Suns are ruining the Wizards’ pace by overplaying their guards. Going small might give the Wiz the space to cut backdoor.
Derrick Williams scores, but reminds me too much of Wiz Khalifa.
Chalmers, Wade, Deng, Williams & Andersen were on the court together 12 min vs Wizards & outscored them 24-23. Wash. shot 32%.
The Wizards currently have the longest winning streak in the NBA (six games). They're now 19-6 and are in second place in the East.
Wiz aren’t 19-6 good (easy schedule, lots of close wins), but they’re good and improving many of their weaknesses. I’m encouraged.
Heat shot 54% on 48 contested shots last night. Wiz shot 48.6% on 37 uncontested shots. Think Wiz played better than score indicated.
Wizards players have brought up finals talk more and more lately. Before the season, they talked conference finals. Confidence is growing.
Also - really like watching the Wiz cuz of PP.. He's in total savvy vet mode (like tonight in Miami). And Wall has been outstanding.
Wizards get their first lead of the second half.
Heat keep answering back every time the Wizards make it close.
Wizards have been very effective from mid-range.
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 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.