Miami seal best regular season record in the NBA with win over Wizards.
With LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh all sitting out, the Miami Heat reserves found a way of sealing a 103-98 win over the Washington Wizards.
It came after a franchise record 41 3-pointers attempted and 25 turnovers, but regardless of their flaws, the Heat now have home-court advantage throughout the play-offs.
Ray Allen matched his season-high of 23 points, while Rashard Lewis had 17 points as Miami make it four consecutive wins, as well as six wins in their last seven.
Their record for the season now stands at 62-16, and the victory came despite the fact that coach Erik Spoelstra was without all members of the ‘Big Three’ for the first time all season.
John Wall had 17 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds for the Wizards, but he couldn’t prevent their nine-game home-court winning streak being ended.
The Heat host the Boston Celtics on Friday, while the Wizards welcome the Philadelphia 76ers to the capital, hoping to return to winning ways at the Verizon Center.