The offensive display was on full, er, display early on, but Washington couldn’t keep pace, losing to the Miami Heat, 112-103 in South Beach.
Initially, the Wizards manages well sans center Thomas Bryant. Their defense – seemingly designed to anger the basketball gods – allowed a FG percentage of .607, but they nevertheless trailed by four on the strength of their own hot shooting percentage (.648 to be exact).
In the second period, the Wizards went into analytics mode, settling on threes and at-rim attempts.
In the fourth quarter however, the Heat made sure Bradley Beal stayed in check, and eventually prevailed.