Nobody gave the Washington Wizards any chance heading into Tuesday’s game against the Miami Heat considering the difference in talent on both squads. Unfortunately for the Heat, the Wizards proved why you never make an assumption when it comes to playing games in the NBA–because anything is possible on any given night.
Washington pulled off one of the biggest shocks of the season with their 105-101 win over Miami on Tuesday thanks to a strong performance by Jordan Crawford–who finished the game with 22 points to go along with three rebounds and six assists. What’s even more embarrassing about this performance for the Heat–they still managed to lose despite LeBron James recording a triple-double (26 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists).
With a lineup consisting of James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh–there’s no reason why this game should have even been close for the Heat. All of the hype prior to the game was how this was one of the biggest mis-matches of the season and Miami should have no trouble against a Washington team that had just recently picked up their first win of the season after starting the year 0-12.
Give the Wizards credit for pulling out the impressive win in this one, but this is still flat-out embarrassing for a team like the Heat. For a team expected to make another run at the NBA Finals, it appears Miami is still struggling with their hangover after winning it all last June.
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