Wizards Come Out Flat in Miami, Fall to the Heat, 112-97

Bradley Beal Led the Way for the Wizards in a 112-97 Loss in Miami

Photos By: Sol Tucker

Story By: Erin Zollars

Miami, FL–

In the second night of a back to back games for the Wizards, they just seemed to lack the energy the Heat had from start to finish. Perhaps arriving to the hotel at 2am after game in another city the night before while the other team rests at home is still not a good look for the NBA, especially when both teams are vying for first place. The end result for the Wizards showed it tonight.

Bradley Beal scored 30 points for Washington, and Kyle Kuzma added 19 points. The Wizards have lost two straight to drop to 10-5.

”Everybody had their antennas up when we were No. 1 in the East,” Beal said. ”The biggest thing I like about our team is our fight. We don’t give up.”

Beal in his second game back since the death of his Grandmother seemed to be about as fresh as the Wizards could have hoped for coming off the loss to Charlotte, but it was some key mistakes in the third quarter that led to two big three pointers going into the fourth quarter.

The Heat made 7 of 8-pointers in the third period to take control. Duncan Robinson’s 3-pointer with 3:59 remaining in the quarter gave Miami its largest lead at 75-57. The double-digit result was the ninth in the Heat’s 11 wins.

The Wizards will have another chance to get their rematch sooner than later as the Heat travel to Miami on Saturday night.

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