Wizards can't stand the Heat in the Miami, losing 99-71

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Washington's offense goes anemic in the fourth quarter, and the Heat's... you know, didn't.

The best team in the Eastern Conference vs. the worst team in the Eastern Conference. That wasn't enough to seal it, I guess. Miami went on a 21-0 run to end the game, and Washington wasn't able to score a single point in the last 7 minutes of the game.

I mean, that was bad. That wasn't a meltdown, like the one they had on Friday, but it was bad. Washington has a higher-ranked defense than Miami. I know, I know "they have LeBron and Wade." Blah blah blah. Who cares? They were getting stops... why did they stop getting stops? Communication breakdowns? Miami saying "I have a secret: I am not left-handed?" I mean... ugh.

I mean, really, they were in it! I swear! There were parts of the game where you were like "Oh, that was nice! Great look by Beal! Nice aggressiveness, Webster! Oh, hey Jan! I remember you!" Even in the fourth quarter! They got stops! They went on their own 7-0 run! They did things... just not in the last 7 minutes.

It's a short recap tonight, mostly because that breakdown in the 4th quarter doesn't need to be relived. Thanks for sticking with us tonight. Sorry we couldn't report a happier outcome. I don't think tonight was even a moral victory.

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