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The Wizards 9 game home winning streak came to a close at the hands of the Heat, 103-98. The Wizards lost the season series to the Heat 3-1.

The Heat were playing minus James, Wade and Bosh and without them, they decided to unload a barrage of three pointers. The Heat took 41 threes in the game, making 17 of them for 41%. The Wizards led for most of the way, holding a four point lead at the half thanks to some sloppy play from the Heat. After three, the Wizards still led by three, but it was the fourth quarter where the wheels fell off for the Wizards. The Heat opened the fourth on a 14-2 run and the Wizards never recovered, losing the fourth quarter by eight points and the game by five.

AJ Price tied a career high with 23 points, 10 of which came in the fourth quarter. John Wall just missed a triple-double, going for 17 points, 11 assists and 9 rebounds. Nene finished with 13 points and Martell Webster had 12.

For the Heat, five finished in double figures led by Ray Allen with 23 and 17 for Rashard Lewis.

The Wizards next will close out their home schedule against the 76ers on Friday night.


Emeka Okafor
Points: 8
Rebounds: 6
Blocks: 0

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Points: AJ Price - 23
Rebounds: John Wall - 9
Assists: John Wall - 11
Blocks: Kevin Seraphin and John Wall - 2
Steals: Martell Webster - 4

Randy Wittman Postgame

On Wizards D:

“Defensively, the last three games haven’t been very good. They (other teams) are shooting the ball well against us. That’s something that happened tonight, as it did last night.”

John Wall Postgame

On the Heat’s three-point shooting: :

“They’ve got quick shooters that get the ball out quick; that’s what their job is. You just give credit to them. They ran their plays and they got the shots they needed to get. You know what these teams are capable of, but it’s very tough to run them off the three-point line, they’ve got quick releases. Even when you do run them off the line, they pump fake and take a step to the side and take the shot. We give them a lot of credit for how they played without their star players. That’s what your role guys are supposed to do.”

A.J. Price Postgame

On game :

“We didn’t take them lightly by any stretch. They beat us tonight without their Big 3, hats off to them. We did everything we needed to do before the game as far as preparation, and they just beat us. They just turned up the defense and took us out of a lot of our sets. They just took us out of it and made it hard for us to score.”

Martell Webster Postgame