Miami Heat vs. Washington Wizards: Postgame Grades and Analysis for Miami

December 4th, 2012 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »
Tuesday night, the Washington Wizards stole a 105-101 victory from the Miami Heat on the strength of hot shooting and aggressive work in the paint, and have now won three straight games over the Heat.

The Heat dropped a pair of late-season contests to the Wizards last year, but those games barely featured the Big 3, as Miami had the luxury of resting its stars before the postseason.

This time, Miami was at full strength, but will now leave Washington feeling a little weaker.

LeBron James notched his first triple-double since the 2010-11 season, finishing with 26 points, 11 assists and 13 rebounds. Unfortunately for the Heat, the bench failed to pull its weight and the team, as a whole, couldn't match the intensity of the hungry Wizards.

The Heat fell to 12-4, while the Wizards won just their second game of the year, moving to 2-13.

There's sure to be plenty of fallout in Miami from the disappointing loss, so we'll get things started by checking out grades for every key Heat player.

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