Washington Wizards 114, Miami Heat 93
Dwyane Wade: C+
4-9 FG, 0 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 4 turnovers, 9 points.
Wade was the lone member of the Big Three to appear tonight and, while his numbers were not stellar, he looked healthy. Wade was fluid and made some nice moves. The Wizards locked in on him early and prevented him from finding a rhythm.
Michael Beasley: B+
7-12 FG, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, 2 turnovers, 18 points
Beasley, who has played just 15 minutes combined in the last 11 games, may have been the only Heat player to show any significant effort tonight. As he should, since every minute Beasley plays in now a try out for either this roster or another.
Ray Allen: B+
4-7 FG (3-5 3FG), 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 13 points
Ray Allen got out of his shooting slump and converted on three of his five field goals. In a game that was hard to watch and meant very little, Allen hopefully getting his groove back is some positive to take away.
Miami Heat: INC
36-80 (7-27 3FG), 14-16 FT, 31 rebounds to Washington’s 42, 23 assists to Washington’s 36, 12 turnovers to Washington’s 17.
In a horrendous game that was hard to watch on all fronts, the Heat get an incomplete grade. Why? Because they didn’t show up. This game meant nothing to them and so they put in very little effort. Not much to say, honestly. Miami plays the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday in what will likely be an encore of this borefest.
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