The Heat – Wizards game, minus Gilbert Arenas, ended up being much more competitive than the Heat – in the quiet recesses of their minds – likely thought it would. Hell, in their previous game (with him) they were down by 23 to the Nets… yes, those Nets. So surely they would struggle even further without him.
Well, the Wizards played like a different team and led for many stretches of the game. Early in the third quarter, the Heat were able to reclaim the lead for a bit, in part behind a couple of LeBron James threes. But the Wizards kept playing hard.
Then came this series of possessions: