Seraphin, Crawford help Wizards stun Heat
Washington, DC, United States (4E Sports) – Kevin Seraphin recorded 16 points and 10 rebounds and Jordan Crawford scored 7 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter as the Washington Wizards shocked the Miami Heat, 105-101, Tuesday night at Verizon Center.
The Wizard (2-13) recorded their second win in 15 games this season at the expense of the reigning NBA champion Miami Heat.
With starting point guard John Wall still out with an injury, the Wizards leaned on their young guns to provide much needed firepower coming off the bench.
Seraphin, who averaged 11.5 points and 5.50 rebounds in his third season, posted his second straight double-double game and third of the year.
The Heat came out strong in the final quarter and once again threatened to grind out a victory despite a cold-shooting night from Ray Allen (4-for-12) from the field.
After a furious exchange of rallies, the Wizards still held a 102-99 lead with 10.3 second left. LeBron James made a quick layup to cut the deficit to a single point, 102-101, with 8 seconds remaining.
However, Crawford knocked down two big free-throws and the Wizards made a key stop on the other end to preserve a rare victory against the Heat.
James recorded 26 points, 13 rebounds and 11 dimes for his first triple-double of the season. Dwyane Wade had 24 points while Chris Bosh racked up 20 points and 12 rebounds. The Heat (12-4) also saw their six-game winning streak snapped.