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.