Understanding the Insanity of the Miami Heat’s Loss to the Washington Wizards

December 4th, 2012 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »

The Miami Heat lost to the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night.

Let's try that again. The defending champions fell to the worst team in the NBA, one that had but one win through its first 14 games. Miami's Big Three combined for 70 points, including a triple-double (26 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists) from LeBron James.

And yet, even the reigning MVP and Sports Illustrated's "Sportsman of the Year" couldn't rescue the Heat from the "greatness" of Kevin Seraphin, AJ Price, Martell Webster and Jordan Crawford.

Of course, Jordan Crawford knows a thing or two about embarrassing LeBron.

It takes more than mojo, though, for this Wizards team to give the Heat their comeuppance. Washington ranked dead last in the NBA in offensive rating by a hefty margin coming into the evening.

Yet, somehow, the Wiz managed to roll up 105 points on 48.1 percent shooting against a squad that rode suffocating defense to the Larry O'Brien Trophy this past June.

A poor shooting performance by Ray Allen (4-of-12 from the field, 3-of-9 from the three) certainly helps. So does Rashard Lewis starting place of an injured Shan ...

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