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NBA Game Summary - Miami at Washington



(Wednesday, January 15th)

Final Score: Washington 114, Miami 97

Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - LeBron James had the ball poked away by Garrett Temple and Ray Allen wrapped up Bradley Beal to stop a fast break.

The Washington Wizards already led the Miami Heat by 30 points and it wasn't even halftime.

How strange did it get Wednesday night at Verizon Center? The Wizards called a timeout before Beal took his foul shots and Greg Oden, who hadn't played a regular season game in over four years, checked in for the team that had just celebrated its second straight NBA title with the president.

John Wall had 25 points and nine assists, Beal and Nene both scored 19 and Washington beat Miami 114-97 after leading by as many as 34, handing the Heat their first three-game losing streak in the regular season in two years.

The Heat rallied within nine points in the second half but couldn't overcome the early surge. They had been off for four days since their previous game, a double-overtime loss to Brooklyn on Friday, and spent the last of those days with President Obama at the White House on Tuesday.

The roster was different. Miami dealt center Joel Anthony and two draft picks to Boston on Wednesday and acquired guard Toney Douglas from Golden State, part of a three-team trade Heat president Pat Riley said, on their end, was meant to give the team flexibility for the upcoming trade deadline, trimming millions in salary and luxury tax from the books.

Mario Chalmers (Achilles) and Chris Andersen (body soreness) were out for the Heat but Shane Battier returned after missing five games with a sore quad.

Oden, the former No. 1 pick Miami signed in August, dressed for the first time in the regular season since Dec. 5, 2009, for Portland, which drafted him in 2007 only to see the 7-footer play 82 total games because of bad knees before cutting him five years later.

Oden got a rebound, then a dunk on his first trip down the court. Later, after Dwyane Wade and James hooked up on one of those long alley-oops that go viral in minutes, James saw Oden in the lane and passed to him for another dunk.

"It feels very good, but I wish we could've won," Oden said. "That's the most important thing."

Oden had six points in 8 1/2 minutes, Chris Bosh led the Heat with 26 points and James scored 25.

The Wizards, now 18-19, shot better than 77 percent in the first quarter and scored 20 straight points during one five-minute stretch. That was part of a 29-6 run spanning the first two quarters that gave Washington a 27-point lead early in the second.

Trevor Ariza knocked down a 3-pointer from the right corner for Washington, Marcin Gortat blocked Norris Cole at the other end, and Trevor Booker followed with a layup in a series near the end of the run that was typical of how the first quarter went.

"That first quarter from a defensive standpoint and an offensive standpoint was really good to watch. That was really good to watch," Wizards coach Randy Wittman said, struggling to find the right words to express his pleasure.

"That was fun to see as a coach, to see those guys play that way."

The Wizards forced six Miami turnovers in the quarter, all in the first 10 minutes, and scored 10 points off them. Miami cut a 34-point deficit to 21 at halftime and got as close as nine four times, including midway through the fourth quarter.

Washington followed with an 8-0 spurt capped by Martell Webster's alley-oop dunk from Wall to fight off the comeback attempt.

Gortat said even a 34-point lead isn't comfortable enough against a team like the Heat.

"That's a championship team," he said. "They're capable of coming back and that's what they did."

The Heat hadn't lost three in a row during the regular season since Jan. 10-13, 2012. They fell to 0-3 on a six-game road trip that continues in Philadelphia on Friday.

The Wizards -- beginning a five-game homestand -- snapped a four-game losing streak against Miami and a four-game slide in their building, where they had lost seven of their last eight.

Game Notes

Chalmers missed his fourth straight game ... Miami lost three straight games to the Celtics in the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals ... Washington hosts Chicago on Friday.

01/15 22:56:39 ET

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Chicago86Final(OT) | Box
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Indiana «101Final | Box
Orlando86
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Boston102
Brooklyn85Final | Box
Cleveland «114
Dallas105Final(OT) | Box
Memphis «106
Philadelphia «100Final | Box
Miami87
Atlanta «111Final | Box
Milwaukee103
Utah «136Final(2nd OT) | Box
Minnesota130
Houston100Final | Box
New Orleans «105
Toronto92Final | Box
New York «95
Detroit111Final | Box
Oklahoma City «112
LA Lakers «113Final | Box
San Antonio100
Golden State «116Final | Box
Denver112
LA Clippers104Final | Box
Portland «110
Phoenix «104Final | Box
Sacramento99
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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
Final
NYY 2
CHC 0
Final
DET 2
CLE 3
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
Final
TEX 3
SEA 2
Final
CWS 4
BOS 6
Final
HOU 4
KAN 6
8:10pm Wednesday
MIN 0
TOR 0
Final
ANA 5
OAK 4
Final
SDP 4
COL 2
Final
SFG 2
LOS 1
1:05pm Today
PHI
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CLE
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
TOR
 
2:05pm Today
TEX
SEA
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
LOS
 
6:40pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
STL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
Final
MIL 103
ATL 111
Final
CLE 114
BRK 85
Final
MEM 106
DAL 105
Final
OKC 112
DET 111
Final
NOP 105
HOU 100
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
Final
MIA 87
PHI 100
Final
NYK 95
TOR 92
Final
MIN 130
UTA 136
Final
BOS 102
WAS 118
Final
DEN 112
GSW 116
Final
POR 110
LAC 104
Final
SAC 99
PHO 104
Final
TAM 4
MON 5
Final
PIT 4
CLB 3
Final
ANA 4
DAL 3
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
PHI
8:00pm Tonight
STL
CHI
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR