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Miami gives up 70 in first half here, an improvement over last visit (73). I'll start tweeting more when they start defending.
Think I got it right now: Wizards lead Heat 70-48 at halftime. Yes 70. Washington 10 of 16 on 3-pointers. Wade 7 points.
Toney Douglas doesn't get back on Chalmers' raise, an easy Beal layup in transition. Nothing to see here folks.
Touchdown, Miller to Beal.
Doubt this is what Wade signed up for. Have to wonder if he'll be back in second half if it gets much more lopsided.
Wade sees Hamilton in front on break, passes instead to trailing Douglas, who scores.
Wizards up to 8 of 13, the troubling trend continues.
Justin Hamilton enters with 8:48 to play in second period, and Bird looks gassed.
Wizards now 6 of 11 on 3-pointers. No matter who is in the Heat lineup, a concerning trend.
Wizards lead Heat, 27-26, after first quarter. Ariza w/ 8. Douglas w/ 7.
Heat 27, Wizards 26 at end of first. Toney Douglas leads Heat with seven. A Wizards loss could push them close to first round vs. Heat.
Beasley about to enter.
Figure on this being Chris Andersen's season finale. He likely will be held out Wednesday against the visiting 76ers.
So in his hometown, with LeBron sitting, Michael Beasley still bypassed for a start in favor of Dwyane Wade . . . at small forward.
Encouraging start for Haslem. The ball dropping for him means plenty for his confidence, especially now that he's a likely playoff starter.
With the start, Mario Chalmers moved past Rony Seikaly and into eighth place on the Heat's all-time list, with 439 starts.
Since LeBron's reg season is likely over... his FG%, ppg > last season.... his FT%, rpg, apg, spg, bpg, ORating, DRating a bit worse.
If the NBA did away with conferences, the fifth-seeded Heat would be slated to play 12th seeded Suns, Bulls or Raptors (all tied).
Wade starting at small forward, Douglas & Chalmers in the backcourt. Battier & Haslem up front.
Toney Douglas, Chalmers, Wade, Battier and Haslem starting for the Heat. No Beasley.
Heat to start Wade, Chalmers, Douglas, Battier and Haslem.
Battier on potentially playing in Charlotte in the first round: "I'm not well-liked there."
LeBron and Bosh formally listed as inactive for Heat. Greg Oden (stomach virus) also not with Heat.
Sitting late nothing new for James. Sat out Heat's final 2 games in 2013, 2012, final game in 2011. He sat final 4 with Cleveland in 2010.
LeBron & Bosh just walked into the locker room. Spectators tonight.
Wade on whether he'd feel good with No. 1 seed: "We feel good with the team we have going in."
Wade says he feels better than he did entering last postseason. Not as worried about rhythm as wind.
Wade confirms he is still on the minutes restriction. Says it is enough to get some rhythm.
If the NBA got rid of conferences and just seeded 1-16, this week would be a lot of fun
LeBron and Wade will finish this season playing fewer than 1200 minutes together. Last season, they played more than 1900 together.
Spoelstra: "There's a storm coming. And it's time for us to really start preparing for that storm."
Spoelstra says for LeBron, "It's a few little things. And that's the residual of a long season." Wade will be on a minute restriction.
Spoelstra says LeBron is "dealing with some minor ailments. Same thing with Chris."
I just confirmed my hotel in Charlotte.
LeBron and Bosh out against the Wizards.
LeBron & Bosh are out tonight. Wade likely to play.
Spoelstra says LeBron and Bosh out.
Duncan-Parker-Ginobili have been on the floor together for 15% of the Spurs' season. And they'll probably win 64 games.
Jeff Teague is NBA East Player of the Week. So LeBron goes from first week of Dec. until end of season without another East weekly honor.
Great conversations today with Vietnam vets in DC. All agreed that embedded reporters and unit-level transparency protects troops.
Washington has given Heat a little more trouble than Charlotte over past couple of years. Another reason there's no incentive to win 2nite.
The one guy who wouldn't mind a Charlotte series: Mario Chalmers. Spent part of his childhood there, still has plenty of family in area.
Gathering of WW II veterans at the WW II Memorial today. http://t.co/cC1zHsxS5L
Spoelstra on Wade following return, "He's felt strong, so that's a good sign. He was able to go through the whole shootaround today."
Spo on LeBron saying he'd benefit from time off, "I mean players prefer a lot of different things. But I'll have my lineup set tonight."
Spoelstra on seedings, "None of it has really had a factor on any of our decisions going down the stretch."
Path of least resistance for the Heat would seem to be the No.2 seed. Of course, if I've learned anything, it's to never assume.
Bosh usually talks after shootaround but was out the door in record time at Georgetown. Was basically begging for an off day after ATL.
Tonight’s projected starting lineup against the Wizards: Haslem, Battier, Beasley, Chalmers, Wade
Against the Wizards, that is…
Bosh and LeBron likely out tonight.
Chris Bosh didn't talk to media after shootaround... which I'm taking as another hint about his status for tonight
Chalmers says he feels "pretty good" at this point of the season, but "a little rest never hurts."
Spoelstra would not address whether LeBron will play tonight.
Greg Oden not with the Heat
Spoelsta says lineup decisions will come later
Spoelstra on LeBron's preference to get some rest: "Players prefer a lot of different things. I'll give my lineup tonight."
Chris Bosh wearing a t-shirt at shoot around. Taking that as a hint for tonight
Spoelstra says he will give out his lineups tonight.
If the Heat lose tonight and Charlotte loses to Atlanta then Heat-Bobcats is locked into in first round.
Just to emphasize how hard it is to shoot 90% FT over a full season: At 87.5%, 150 of KD's next 150 doesn't even get him there.
Wondering if Michael Beasley will get the start in his hometown. That would be a nice reward for being a good team player this season.
LeBron went out on the town in DC last night and he'll probably be getting the night off against the Wizards.
Heat shooting around at Georgetown this morning. Expecting a pretty relaxed vibe after the Pacers' victory against OKC.
Ron Garretson, Curtis Blair, Kane Fitzgerald your referees for tonight's Heat-Wizards, 7 p.m., Verizon Center (Sun Sports)
Joffrey murdered in cold blood? Rust Cohle is on the case.
With Bulls loss in New York, Heat's bracket currently would be: Bobcats in first round, winner of Raptors-Wizards in second, then who's left
I can’t get down with anything called the Masters. Waste of space.