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What was a relatively close game for much of the night, ended in a rout as the Wizards fell, 99-71, to the Miami Heat on Sunday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.

The Heat opened the game making their first six shots and built up a double-digit first quarter lead before the Wizards would fight their way back. The Wiz found themselves down eight at the half and would stay within striking distance for much of the second half.

The Wizards went on a 7-0 run in the fourth quarter to get to within seven at 78-71 with seven minutes left, but that would be the last time the Wizards would score as the Heat closed the game on a 21-0 run to get the lopsided win.

While the final score was not indicative of the game, it was a disappointing finish for the Wizards nonetheless and marked their fifth straight loss. Kevin Seraphin and Cartier Martin led the team in scoring, both coming off the bench to put in 14 and 13 points respectively. Martell Webster added 10 points in the effort.

Next, the Wizards host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night at Verizon Center.


Martell Webster
Points: 10
Rebounds: 6
Assists: 0

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Points: Kevin Seraphin - 14
Rebounds: Emeka Okafor - 9
Assists: Garrett Temple - 7
Blocks: Jan Vesely, Seraphin - 1
Steals: Bradley Beal, Martell Webster - 2

On Game:

“They went on a big run towards the end of the game. If we want to win games, we have to get better. We played our style of ball and played defense well. Towards the end of the game, they broke us down. LeBron (James) got into the lane. We fought the whole time. We need to finish our games.”
On Game:

“We beat ourselves, simply because we didn’t make shots. We executed as far as the play and the movements. I felt like we played LeBron (James) very well tonight. Tonight came down to us executing, and we didn’t make shots. They went on a 21-0 run (to end the game) primarily because we didn’t make shots. It’d be a different outcome if our shots would’ve gone in.”
On Game:

“We were sticking with them the whole time. They were quick, but we just need to get off to a better start. We weren’t talking and weren’t making our shots. It was a bad effort on both ends. It was kind of frustrating because they kind of knew what I was going to do. I still had some open looks. I just have to stay more aggressive.”