In one of the final games of the weekend, the Miami Heat welcomed the Washington Wizards into American Airlines Arena. The Heat, surprisingly, were looking to get back to .500 after a shocking loss to the Sixers. The Wizards, meanwhile, were trying to get their first victory of the new campaign.
Even though people expect the Wizards to be much improved this year, the result of the game was unsurprising as the Heat took care of business 103-93. Leading the way for Miami was LeBron James, of course, who finished with 25 points, 5 assists and 3 rebounds. The other members of the “Big Three” – Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh – helped out with 20 and 24 points respectively.
There were a few notable plays – as will happen any time the Heat step on the court – but the most notable was LeBron’s pass to Wade at the end of the 2nd quarter.
With the seconds winding down, LeBron controlled the ball up top as the Heat played for one shot. Then, with about 10 seconds remaining, Ray Allen came up to set a screen. As LeBron came off the screen towards the right, he didn’t drive to the basket, but instead moved towards the right wing. As he continued to hold the ball, the Wizards’ defenders got caught LeBron watching and missed Wade cutting hard to the basket. LeBron then fired a perfect pass through traffic that Wade caught for a lay-up.
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