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Miami Heat Minus Big 3- Lose to Wizards 86-84

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April 21, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Washington Wizards center Nene (42) drives to the basket as Miami Heat center Joel Anthony (50) defends during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
April 21, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Washington Wizards center Nene (42) drives to the basket as Miami Heat center Joel Anthony (50) defends during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

The Washington Wizards outlasted the short handed Miami Heat on Saturday led by 13 points, 6 rebounds and 13 assists from John Wall.

Nene Hilario hit the go ahead basket off a John Wall pass with .4 seconds remaining. Nene finished would 11 points and Cartier Martin had a game high 22 points for the Wizards.

Dwyane Wade started the game but only played 2 minutes before dislocating his left index finger on a screen.LeBron James was set to play in Wade's absence but was held out.

Udonis Haslem came up big for the Heat and had the game tying tip-dunk with 4 seconds remaining but it wasn't enough. Haslem finished with 6 points and a game high 15 rebounds.

Mario Chalmers had 16 points and 6 assists and Mike Miller had doubled doubled for the first time this season, with 16 points, 10 rebounds while going 4-8 from 3-point range.

Dexter Pittman played well early and scored 6 of his 12 points in the 1st but the Wizards would start the 2nd with a 23-15 lead.

Jordan Crawford finished with 7 points on just 2-14 shooting but nailed a half court shot at the buzzer that gave the Wizards a 45-38 lead.

Once down by as many as 14, the Heat rallied in the 2nd half and but couldn't get over the hump. With the number 1 seed now possibly out of reach, Erik Spoelstra may elect to rest the Big 3 for the remainder of the regular season.

Game Notes

  • There's no timetable on Wade's return and could sit out the rest of regular season
  • Wizards dominated in fast break points 22-3
  • With a win tonight the Chicago Bulls can clinch the number 1 seed
  • Udonis Haslem had a season high 15 rebounds
  • Heat outrebounded Wizards 46-38
  • Mike Miller appeared to tweak is knee in the 4th quarter