HoopsHype Washington Wizards Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: December 22, 2014 | 03:10 PM - Twitters - Rumors - Roster - Salaries

Ira Winderman

A rollercoaster third period and sort of back where we were at half. Heat 79, Wizards 76 going into fourth. Deng with 16.

Jason Lieser

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.

Wizard Girls

Watching @Washington Wizards on @CSNWizards lets go Wizards. Let's close this 4pt gap up! http://t.co/fSDdhvyWjM

Surya Fernandez

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.

Jorge Castillo

#Heat lead 55-54 at the half. They’re shooting 64.7% from field, but 10 turnovers. Chalmers = 12p. 10 #Wizards scored, led by Nene’s 10.

Joseph Goodman

HALFTIME: #Heat 55, #Wizards 54. Heat shooting 64.7 percent. Chalmers with 12 points.

Jason Lieser

HALF: Heat 55, Wizards 54.

Ira Winderman

Gritty non-Bosh effort by Heat. Heat 55, Wizards 54 at half. Chalmers with 12, Deng with nine, Haslem with nine.

Jorge Castillo

#Wizards, btw, are closing out the half small. Wall, Beal, Butler, Pierce, Gooden on the floor.

Joseph Goodman

Heat shooting 65.6 percent. Chalmers leads with 12 points. Heat 53, Wizards 52 2:00 2Q.

Joseph Goodman

Some quality minutes from Hassan Whiteside here in the 2Q. And by quality I mean he's got two rebounds. Wizards 47, Heat 44.

Jorge Castillo

#Wizards call a timeout and Randy Wittman isn’t too happy with Kevin Seraphin at the moment. Looks like Gooden will check in for him.

Joseph Goodman

Long arms of Whiteside disruptive there in the paint and a turnover leads to points. Timeout Wizards. Wizards 39, Heat 36

Joseph Goodman

Hassan Whiteside now in the game for Justin Hamilton and the Wizards immediately go to Nene.

Surya Fernandez

No surprise, the Wizards are really asserting themselves in the paint and causing plenty of damage.

Jorge Castillo

Wall hits fadeaway jumper as 1st qtr ends. #Wizards lead 29-25. They committed just 1 turnover, shot 50% from field. Heat shooting 52.6%.

Jason Lieser

Heat shoot 53% in Q1, Washington at 50%. Wizards go 12/24 FGs w/ 10 2nd-chance points off 5 o-reb & commit just 1 TO.

Joseph Goodman

#Wizards 29, #Heat 25 after the 1Q. Strong finish for Washington after beginning the game sluggishly. Heat shooting 52.6 percent.

Ira Winderman

Wizards 29, Heat 25 at end of first period. Could be worse, considering Wade 0 for 3 and scoreless after 42 vs. Jazz.

Jason Lieser

End Q1: Wizards 29, Heat 25. Chalmers: 5p, 4a. Williams: 6p on 2/3 threes. Andersen: 5p with 2 alleyoops. Wade: 0p on 0/3, 2a. Deng: 5p, 3r.

Jorge Castillo

4-point possession for the #Wizards after Beal’s three-point play and Spoelstra’s technical foul. 18-17, #Heat.

Surya Fernandez

10 of the Wizards first 13 points have come in the paint. They also have 5 second chance points.

Jason Lieser

Heat 13, Wizards 11, 6:25 left in Q1. Chris Andersen leads Miami with 5p. Wade has 2a. Miami holding Washington to 39% FGs.

Jorge Castillo

Gortat out for Nene after picking up his 2nd foul with 6:30 left in the 1st quarter. #Wizards

Beto Duran

My new favorite player! "@Tim Reynolds: Your fun fact about the Wizards: John Wall hates Chipotle."

Sean Highkin

Disqualified from All-Star balloting if true RT @Tim Reynolds: Your fun fact about the Wizards: John Wall hates Chipotle.

Adi Joseph

Dear lord what??!?!?! RT @Tim Reynolds: Your fun fact about the Wizards: John Wall hates Chipotle.

Jorge Castillo

Wizards begin their 1st 2 possessions with a 3-man weave. Don’t remember seeing that before.

Surya Fernandez

#Wizards starters: John Wall, Bradley Beal, Paul Pierce, Kris Humphries, Marcin Gortat.

Jorge Castillo

#Wizards starting 5: Wall, Beal, Pierce, Humphries, Gortat. #Heat starters: Cole, Wade, Deng, Haslem, Hamilton.

Ira Winderman

For starters: A look at lineups, inactives, referees and pregame note of note for Heat-Wizards bit.ly/1r9pMCv 7:30 p.m. (Sun Sports)

Joseph Goodman

#Wizards are the hottest team in the East and the #Heat is coming off a loss to the Jazz despite 42 from Wade. Bosh still out. Wizards by 6.

Ira Winderman

Paul Pierce good to go for Wizards tonight.

Jorge Castillo

Paul Pierce is indeed playing tonight, Randy Wittman confirmed. #Wizards

Eric Pincus

Updated @BBallInsiders Washington Wizards Team Salary - took of trade restrictions Pierce, Hump, Blair, Temple, etc. basketballinsiders.com/washington-wiz…

Jorge Castillo

Caught up with Paul Pierce after shootaround and he said he's going to play tonight: wpo.st/_lby #Wizards

Jorge Castillo

Couple stats per #Wizards: they’re 15-0 when they hold teams under 100 pts and are 12 games over .500 for 1st time since 78-79 season.

Chris Miller

With a win tonight @Washington Wizards will tie franchise best start at 19-6. What's the biggest reason for this hot start? @CSNMA @CSNWizards

Shandel Richardson

As expected, Chris Bosh will not play tonight vs. Wizards.

Jorge Castillo

Last season, John Wall shot 31% on jumpers from 8 to 16 feet. He's shooting 51.9% from there this season: wpo.st/wWOy #Wizards

Ira Winderman

Ken Mauer, Tre Maddox, Josh Tiven your referees for tonight's Heat-Wizards, 7:30 p.m., AmericanAirlines Arena (Sun Sports).

Mark Heisler

What staffers fleeing saucy new New Republic feared: Hit piece on #NBA writing wiz @Adrian Wojnarowski for terrorizing ESPN. forbes.com/sites/markheis…

Rasual Butler

Such an awesome experience with Wizards family to family yesterday @john_wall @gtemp14 @champtrp44instagram.com/p/wxBMTAgdd9/

Jorge Castillo

Last season, John Wall shot 31% on jumpers from 8 to 16 feet. He's shooting 51.9% from there this season: wpo.st/wWOy #Wizards

Howard Beck

Fact/fiction with @Ric Bucher: On OKC's bid to be top 4, Wiz bid to win the East, Mavs' defense and Rose/Gasol tandem. bleacherreport.com/articles/23033…

Michael Lee

Sentence you probably never thought you'd read: After 24 games, #wizards are on pace to go 62-20.

Ira Winderman

Paul Pierce (toe) did not practice for Wizards today. Heat-Wizards Friday 7:30 p.m., AmericanAirlines Arena.

Jorge Castillo

The Chick-fil-A cow is now harassing @Dan Steinberg in the Wizards media room.

Jorge Castillo

Martell Webster is nearing his return after a patient and different rehab following his 3rd back surgery: wpo.st/YBMy #Wizards