National Basketball Association
Washington 116, Miami 110
When: 8:00 PM ET, Saturday, November 10, 2018
Where: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
#48 Scott Foster, #20 Leroy Richardson, #6 Tony Brown
John Wall scored 28 points, reserve Jeff Green added 19 points and 10 rebounds and the visiting Washington Wizards defeated the Miami Heat 116-110 on Saturday night.
Dwight Howard had 11 points and 16 rebounds and Bradley Beal finished with 18 points for the Wizards, who won their third game of the season. Wall had nine assists.
Josh Richardson led the Heat with 24 points and Rodney McGruder added 22. Hassan Whiteside had 15 points and 14 rebounds as Miami lost its second straight.
Miami led 85-83 to start the fourth quarter, but Wall keyed a 9-1 run to start the quarter and his jumper made it 92-86 with 10:01 remaining.
Wall's dunk off a McGruder turnover was followed by an Austin Rivers scoop shot and Washington led 105-95 at the 5:27 mark.
One minute later Wall hit a trey from the wing and the lead was 14 points. Miami pulled within single digits with less than a minute remaining and three Richardson free throws with 3.2 seconds left accounted for the final margin.
Washington reserves outscored Miami's bench 48-41 on a night both teams were playing the second of back-to-backs. Rivers finished with 18 points off the bench.
The Wizards, who had lost seven of their past eight games overall, improved to 2-6 on the road.
Miami was outrebounded 48-38 and turned the ball over 19 times.
Miami's starting point guard, Goran Dragic, returned after missing two games with a knee injury and was 0-for-7 from with three assists, three turnovers and four fouls in 21 minutes.
Heat guard Dwyane Wade missed his third straight game following the birth of his child.
The Heat went up by 11 on Tyler Johnson's 3-pointer early in the second quarter. They led 55-45 late in the half but the Wizards closed to within 61-58 before the break.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
John Wall 28
Josh Richardson 24
John Wall 9
Justise Winslow 6
Dwight Howard 16
Hassan Whiteside 14
Dwight Howard 7
||Free Throws Made
Josh Richardson 6
Kelly Oubre Jr. 2
Goran Dragic 1
Bradley Beal 1
Hassan Whiteside 4
Team Stats Summary
Miami will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Heat have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .500 after a loss.
Washington will play their next game at home against Orlando. The Wizards have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .333 after a loss.