The Miami Heat were on fire in this one, going 40-80 (50.0%) from the field, including 10-21 (47.6%) from three-point range, in a 99-90 win over the Washington Wizards. Miami (44-17) has now won seven of their last 10 games.
LeBron James scored 23 points on 10-15 shooting, including 3-4 on 3-point attempts, in a strong performance. He added 8 assists, 7 rebounds and 3 steals also. Other key performers for Miami were Dwyane Wade with 22 points and 6 assists, and Chris Bosh with 22 points and 7 rebounds. On 7-18 shooting, including 3-7 from behind the arc, Bradley Beal scored 18 points for Washington in the loss.
Along with their eFG% of 56.2%, the Heat connected at a rate of 47.6% from 3-point range. On the season, they are 15-3 when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Wizards are 2-9 when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
This drops Washington (33-30) to 1-2 versus Miami on the season.
Coming up next, the Heat play the Brooklyn Nets, who are 32-30 on the year. The Wizards match up with the Charlotte Bobcats, currently 30-34 this season. The Heat came up short against Brooklyn each of the last two times they've met. The Wizards are 1-0 versus Charlotte this season.