Wizards (4-9) vs. Heat (9-5)
American Airlines Center
Radio: 106.7 The Fan
Notable very early Heat numbers this season
12th in expected winning percentage (.557)
24th in pace (91.3 possessions per game)
17th in offensive efficiency/offensive rating (106.2)
12th in defensive efficiency/defensive rating (104.5)
Notable Heat numbers last season
14th in expected winning percentage (.509)
22nd in pace (89.9 possessions per game)
20th in offensive efficiency/offensive rating (107.8)
11th in defensive efficiency/defensive rating (107.6)
Peninsula is Mightier, SB Nation's Heat Blog
Hot Hot Hoops, a Miami Heat blog
Peninsula is Mightier game preview
Ira Winderman's blog for the Miami Sun-Sentinel
Michael Lee: The Other Side: Heat
|Tonight's Projected Starters|
|Wizards||vs.|| Heat |
| Gilbert Arenas ||PG||Mario Chalmers|
| Nick Young ||SG||Dwyane Wade|
| Caron Butler ||SF|| James Jones |
| Antawn Jamison ||PF||Michael Beasley|
| Brendan Haywood ||C||Jermaine O'Neal|
We've already played Miami twice, so we should know what to expect. A lot of Dwyane Wade. A little of everyone else if you aren't careful. Michael Beasley. Good defense. We all know the drill.
No definite word on Caron Butler, but Dave Johnson is saying he was at shootaround and should play.
I'm hoping to see the same kind of unselfishness on offense that we saw for most of the 76ers game. Miami has cooled off since their hot start, though they are coming off a pretty improbable win over Orlando on a controversial Beasley tip-in. To get back on track, the Wizards need to win games like these.
Tip-off's at 7 on ESPN. I might not be around much to watch this, because I'm still on a family vacation and we're scheduled to all go out to dinner tonight, so if anyone else wants to provide a longer recap, I'll happily bump it to the front page.