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Dwyane Wade scores 20 points, Heat beat Wizards 113-108

WASHINGTON (AP) With the Miami Heat nearing the end of a grueling but successful stretch, they turned to their closer yet again.

Dwyane Wade scored 11 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, helping the Heat remain alone in eighth in the Eastern Conference with a 113-108 win over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.

With ''M-V-P!'' and ''Let's go Heat!'' chants echoing through the arena, Wade also had nine rebounds while scoring in double digits for a ninth consecutive game. The 13-time All-Star is retiring following the season.

''You're not going to deliver every night, but it (darn) sure feels good when you can deliver,'' the 37-year-old Wade said. ''I'm glad that I can be what I once was in moments and situations when the team needs it.''

Dion Waiters added 19 points and Josh Richardson had 18 for Miami, which remained a game ahead of Orlando in the race for the East's last playoff spot. Bam Adebayo had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and the Heat finished a stretch of five games in seven days with four wins, including three straight. The last four games were on the road.

''We knew we were going to have to fight for this,'' said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra. ''To start off this road trip the way we did and then put ourselves in a position to be 3-1 is great, but you have to finish it.''

Jeff Green scored 25 points for Washington, which has lost four straight. Thomas Bryant had 17 points, Bobby Portis Jr. added 14 and both grabbed 11 rebounds. The 11th-place Wizards fell 6 1/2 games behind Miami with eight to play.

''They pretty much beat us in every way possible,'' said Wizards All-Star Bradley Beal, who added 16 points and shot 2 for 8 from beyond the arc.

Wade's last basket, a pull-up jumper from near the foul line, sparked a 7-0 spurt that helped Miami preserve the victory. Adebayo followed by converting a three-point play, and Richardson hit a pair of free throws with 3:11 left to make it 109-99

The Wizards answered on their own 7-0 run, but Tomas Satoransky missed a good look at a tying 3, off Beal's feed, with 26 seconds remaining.

Wade fed Kelly Olynyk for a dunk, his last key play in 53 minutes over two nights.

''I think that round ball, I think this game and I think this team is really keeping him young,'' Spoelstra said of Wade. ''You try to enjoy and savor every single moment of this Association and this ride that we're on. It's a pleasure to be a part of it.''

TIP-INS

Heat: Including Saturday's performance, Wade now has 1,013 career points against Washington. It's the 10th team he's surpassed 1,000 points against. ... G/F Rodney McGruder (knee) sat out his third straight game and F Justise Winslow (thigh) missed his fourth.

Wizards: Gave back a 13-point lead before halftime. ... Beal picked up his second foul before the midway point of the first quarter and his third with 1:55 left in the half, but finished with four. ... F Trevor Ariza (groin) missed a second straight game.

D-WADE'S DC FAREWELL

Wade was the center of attention from the moment he entered the game to a standing ovation with 4:11 left in the first quarter.

''That's just love, and I appreciate it,'' Wade said. ''I've given everything to the game that I wanted to give, and that's what I'm getting back.''

He kicked out to Josh Richards for a tying 3-pointer with 54 seconds left in the first half to bring out the first pro-Miami chants of the evening, and hit another 3 to close Miami's deficit to one at the break. In the third, his drive and dunk put Miami up 73-69 to another large roar, and his layup over Satoransky to make it 78-74 had the Wizards pleading for traveling.

Many of those chanting fans lingered postgame, holding signs and jerseys as Wade exited into the team tunnel.

BEAL TALK

In the late stages of his most productive NBA season, Beal credited Wade as an example to learn from in a couple areas.

''How to attack the basket,'' Beal said. ''That's pretty much it in a nutshell. He's one of the best two-guards at doing that, one of the best two-guards at blocking shots.''

UP NEXT

Heat: Host Orlando on Tuesday.

Wizards: Open a four-game trip Tuesday at the Lakers.

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Key Players
H. Whiteside
21 C
B. Beal
3 SG
37.7 Min. Per Game 37.7
26.0 Pts. Per Game 26.0
5.6 Ast. Per Game 5.6
5.2 Reb. Per Game 5.2
55.2 Field Goal % 47.5
55.3 Three Point % 47.5
45.3 Free Throw % 81.8
+ 1 Bam Adebayo made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:00
  Personal foul on Thomas Bryant 0:00
  Full timeout called 0:16
+ 2 Kelly Olynyk made dunk, assist by Dwyane Wade 0:16
  Personal foul 0:20
  MIA team rebound 0:50
+ 2 Troy Brown Jr. made layup 1:13
  Troy Brown Jr. missed driving layup 1:15
  Offensive goaltending turnover on Bam Adebayo 1:29
+ 2 Bobby Portis made floating jump shot, assist by Tomas Satoransky 1:48
  Defensive rebound by Tomas Satoransky 1:54
Team Stats
Points 113 108
Field Goals 44-88 (50.0%) 41-96 (42.7%)
3-Pointers 12-39 (30.8%) 9-30 (30.0%)
Free Throws 13-19 (68.4%) 17-23 (73.9%)
Total Rebounds 49 62
Offensive 12 21
Defensive 32 32
Team 5 9
Assists 29 25
Steals 5 5
Blocks 10 2
Turnovers 11 12
Fouls 23 20
Technicals 1 1
16 PTS, 11 REB, 8 AST
12 PTS, 8 REB, 8 AST
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away team logo Heat 36-37 25272635113
home team logo Wizards 30-44 27262629108
Team Stats
away team logo Heat 36-37 105.8 PPG 46.2 RPG 24.1 APG
home team logo Wizards 30-44 114.3 PPG 42 RPG 26.5 APG
Key Players
D. Wade SG 14.3 PPG 3.8 RPG 4.0 APG 43.8 FG%
J. Green PF 12.5 PPG 4.1 RPG 1.8 APG 47.8 FG%
Top Scorers
D. Wade SG 20 PTS 9 REB 5 AST
J. Green PF 25 PTS 6 REB 0 AST
50.0 FG% 42.7
30.8 3PT FG% 30.0
68.4 FT% 73.9
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Waiters 19 3 3 7/13 4/9 1/1 3 26 0 0 0 1 2 +15 28
J. Richardson 18 2 5 6/12 2/7 4/4 3 38 2 1 1 1 1 0 32
B. Adebayo 16 11 8 6/11 0/1 4/4 1 35 0 4 5 1 10 +16 42
K. Olynyk 14 7 5 6/9 2/5 0/0 4 38 2 3 1 1 6 +19 35
D. Jones Jr. 2 3 1 1/5 0/2 0/0 4 15 0 0 0 1 2 +7 7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Waiters 19 3 3 7/13 4/9 1/1 3 26 0 0 0 1 2 +15 28
J. Richardson 18 2 5 6/12 2/7 4/4 3 38 2 1 1 1 1 0 32
B. Adebayo 16 11 8 6/11 0/1 4/4 1 35 0 4 5 1 10 +16 42
K. Olynyk 14 7 5 6/9 2/5 0/0 4 38 2 3 1 1 6 +19 35
D. Jones Jr. 2 3 1 1/5 0/2 0/0 4 15 0 0 0 1 2 +7 7
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Wade 20 9 5 9/16 2/6 0/2 1 28 1 0 2 4 5 -3 38
J. Johnson 13 5 0 5/11 1/4 2/4 2 23 0 1 2 2 3 -12 17
G. Dragic 9 1 2 3/9 1/5 2/4 3 29 0 0 0 0 1 -9 14
H. Whiteside 2 3 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 2 4 0 1 0 1 2 -8 6
R. Anderson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Cooke - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. McGruder - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Winslow - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Y. Maten - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
U. Haslem - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 113 44 29 44/88 12/39 13/19 23 236 5 10 11 12 32 +25 219
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
T. Bryant 17 11 1 8/13 1/3 0/0 4 35 0 0 2 5 6 -21 28
B. Beal 16 3 3 6/14 2/8 2/4 4 34 1 0 2 0 3 -14 24
B. Portis 14 11 1 6/15 1/2 1/2 0 30 0 0 0 4 7 +1 27
T. Satoransky 12 8 8 5/13 1/4 1/2 3 36 0 0 2 4 4 -5 34
T. Brown Jr. 7 5 2 2/9 0/4 3/4 3 25 1 0 2 4 1 -14 15
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
T. Bryant 17 11 1 8/13 1/3 0/0 4 35 0 0 2 5 6 -21 28
B. Beal 16 3 3 6/14 2/8 2/4 4 34 1 0 2 0 3 -14 24
B. Portis 14 11 1 6/15 1/2 1/2 0 30 0 0 0 4 7 +1 27
T. Satoransky 12 8 8 5/13 1/4 1/2 3 36 0 0 2 4 4 -5 34
T. Brown Jr. 7 5 2 2/9 0/4 3/4 3 25 1 0 2 4 1 -14 15
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Green 25 6 0 9/12 3/5 4/4 3 24 1 1 2 2 4 +5 31
J. Parker 6 6 5 2/10 0/3 2/2 2 25 1 1 2 1 5 +5 22
C. Randle 6 1 5 1/4 1/1 3/4 0 11 0 0 0 1 0 +11 17
J. McRae 5 2 0 2/6 0/0 1/1 1 16 1 0 0 0 2 +7 8
W. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Wall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Dekker - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Ariza - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Howard - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Mahinmi - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 108 53 25 41/96 9/30 17/23 20 236 5 2 12 21 32 -25 206