Beal scores 30, Wizards edge Heat 117-113 in overtime
Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow (20) attempts to block a shot by Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
By Ian Quillen, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bradley Beal scored 30 points on 12-of-16 shooting and the Washington Wizards had their best three-point shooting night of the season in a 117-113 victory over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time).
Beal went 6-of-7 from beyond the arc, leading a Washington team that finished 14-for-24 there while snapping its first three-game losing streak of the season.
Tomas Satoransky added 19 points and Markieff Morris had 16 points and 13 rebounds. Morris' baseline three-pointer off Beal's feed made it 113-109 with 1:06 left in overtime.
The fifth-place Wizards improved to 11-6 in their extended stretch without All-Star point guard John Wall as he recovers from knee surgery. They moved within a half-game of Indiana and maintained a one-game lead on Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference.
Dwyane Wade scored 22 points but missed on a potential game-tying jumper with 4.1 seconds left in overtime for Miami.
Tyler Johnson added 21 points for the Heat, who lost for the second time in six games to fall back into eighth place, a half-game behind Milwaukee.
Wade brought Miami within one with 12.9 seconds remaining after he lured Kelly Oubre into a foul on a three-point attempt, then sank three free throws to make it 114-113.
Satoransky hit one of his two foul shots on the other end, but Wade couldn't sink a 10-footer after pump faking a pair of Wizards defenders. Oubre then hit a pair of free throws to seal it.
Miami led only once all game, but stayed close throughout the second half. Wade tied it for the third time with 22 seconds left in regulation, driving by Morris, absorbing Beal's foul, hitting a leaning layup and then converting a three-point play to tie it at 105-all.
Beal's jumper at the buzzer on the ensuing possession fell short.
Heat: G Wayne Ellington (thigh bruise) was out for a fourth consecutive game but went through a pregame workout. "We're going to push him in this workout a little bit more and see how he responds tomorrow," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. ... Wade scored in double digits in the second game of a back-to-back set for the first time since his return to Miami from Cleveland.
Wizards: Coach Scott Brooks said Wall worked out on Monday afternoon (Tuesday, PHL time). "He actually moved around more than light shooting. Moved around pretty good. Not a lot of reps, but got a good sweat, a good workout. That's another step in the progress of his return." ... F Oubre returned after missing Sunday's (Monday, PHL time) game with a sore left foot ... F Otto Porter left the game with 8:29 remaining in regulation after colliding with Wade trying to reach a loose ball.
"There's something so special and different when Dwyane Wade puts on that Miami Heat jersey. It transcends sport. And the impact reverberates all throughout South Florida. There's only a few players who have that type of impact." — Spoelstra. Wade is back in Miami after spending his first 13 NBA seasons with the Heat.
Heat: Return home to face Philadelphia on Thursday (Friday, PHL time).
Wizards: Visit New Orleans on Friday (Saturday, PHL time).