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Wizards run away in the fourth, top Heat 116-110

MIAMI (AP) John Wall and Austin Rivers have seen more than enough losing lately.

So they decided to do something about it.

Wall scored 28 points, he and Rivers each scored 10 in the pivotal fourth quarter and the Washington Wizards got a much-needed win by topping the Miami Heat 116-110 on Saturday night. The Wizards opened the fourth on a 31-12 run, with Wall and Rivers fueling most of that effort.

''It was probably one of our best games, how we played,'' Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. ''We played a physical brand, we fought for one another and I thought we made timely passes and shots.''

Jeff Green had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Wizards. Rivers scored 18, as did Bradley Beal, and the Wizards won for only the third time in 12 games to start the season.

''You work hard all summer, throughout the season, to prepare yourself for those type of moments,'' Wall said. ''Austin got into a great rhythm.''

Washington opened the fourth on a 31-12 run, before the Heat trimmed what was as much as a 17-point deficit down considerably in the final minutes but never seriously threatened again. Dwight Howard finished with 11 points and 16 rebounds for the Wizards, who outrebounded Miami 48-38 - the first time Washington won that stat battle all season.

The Wizards also got a boost at the foul line, shooting 28 for 38 there compared with 20 for 26 by Miami.

''We had moments where we competed defensively, and we had other moments where I didn't recognize our team,'' Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.

Josh Richardson scored 24 points and Rodney McGruder had a career-high 22 for the Heat. Wayne Ellington added 16 points, Hassan Whiteside finished with 15 points and 14 rebounds and Tyler Johnson scored 12 points for Miami.

The Heat were again without Dwyane Wade, who sat a third consecutive game after the birth of his daughter. Goran Dragic returned after missing Miami's last two games with right knee inflammation, but he struggled and shot 0 for 7 in 21 minutes.

Miami led 35-25 after one quarter and pushed its lead out to 12 early in the second, and couldn't finish. Washington was within three by halftime, two going into the fourth and took what was then its largest lead of the night - six points, 92-86 - when Wall connected on a foul-line jumper to cap a 9-1 spurt that opened the fourth.

And that set the tone for the finish. A night after Washington trimmed a 25-point deficit down to one late but fell in Orlando, it finished the job in Miami.

''There shouldn't be any team that's more desperate than us,'' Ellington said.

TIP-INS

Wizards: Washington evened the season-series with Miami at 1-1, with both clubs winning on the road. ... Even with the win, going back to last season and including the playoffs, the Wizards are just 8-22 in their last 30 games. ... Green made his first seven shots and finished 8 for 11. ... Howard had seven offensive rebounds.

Heat: Kelly Olynyk needed treatment throughout the day after getting kneed in the rib area by Indiana's Tyreke Evans on Friday night. He played but was limited to 13 minutes, scoring five points. ... This was the 20th home back-to-back in Heat history, and only the third time they dropped both ends of such a set.

BACK TO BACK

Saturday completed the first back-to-back of the season for Washington - which still has 14 left to play. The Wizards are one of four teams playing 15 of the sets this season; no team has more. Miami has already finished three back-to-backs, ending two of them against Washington, and has only nine remaining.

IN FRONT

With the victory, Brooks moved ahead of Spoelstra on the NBA career winning percentage list - by an extremely slim margin. Brooks is now 433-288 (.60055) and Spoelstra is 489-327 (.59926). Both coaches entered Saturday with exact .600 winning percentages.

UP NEXT

Wizards: Host Orlando on Monday night.

Heat: Host Philadelphia on Monday night.

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Key Players
J. Wall
2 PG
H. Whiteside
21 C
28.8 Min. Per Game 28.8
13.9 Pts. Per Game 13.9
0.4 Ast. Per Game 0.4
15.7 Reb. Per Game 15.7
45.7 Field Goal % 51.8
46.1 Three Point % 50.5
71.4 Free Throw % 58.3
+ 1 Josh Richardson made 3rd of 3 free throws 0:03
+ 1 Josh Richardson made 2nd of 3 free throws 0:03
+ 1 Josh Richardson made 1st of 3 free throws 0:03
  Shooting foul on John Wall 0:03
  Offensive foul on Dwight Howard 0:11
  Offensive foul on Dwight Howard 0:11
  Offensive rebound by Hassan Whiteside 0:32
+ 2 Hassan Whiteside made dunk 0:32
  Rodney McGruder missed floating jump shot 0:33
+ 2 Austin Rivers made driving layup 0:43
+ 2 Josh Richardson made layup 1:05
Team Stats
Points 116 110
Field Goals 40-83 (48.2%) 39-88 (44.3%)
3-Pointers 8-22 (36.4%) 12-33 (36.4%)
Free Throws 28-38 (73.7%) 20-26 (76.9%)
Total Rebounds 59 49
Offensive 16 14
Defensive 32 24
Team 11 11
Assists 14 25
Steals 8 5
Blocks 5 5
Turnovers 15 19
Fouls 25 31
Technicals 1 1
28 PTS, 2 REB, 9 AST
15 PTS, 14 REB, 3 AST
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away team logo Wizards 3-9 25332533116
home team logo Heat 5-7 35262425110
Team Stats
away team logo Wizards 3-9 111.6 PPG 40.4 RPG 22.5 APG
home team logo Heat 5-7 111.5 PPG 47.4 RPG 22.7 APG
Key Players
J. Wall PG 21.1 PPG 3.5 RPG 8.3 APG 45.9 FG%
J. Richardson SG 20.1 PPG 3.9 RPG 3.4 APG 42.4 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Wall PG 28 PTS 2 REB 9 AST
J. Richardson SG 24 PTS 3 REB 5 AST
48.2 FG% 44.3
36.4 3PT FG% 36.4
73.7 FT% 76.9
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Wall 40 28 2 9 1 1 2 3 9/20 3/5 7/9 0 2 48 +3
B. Beal 27 18 3 1 1 1 3 5 6/10 2/3 4/6 1 2 22 +9
D. Howard 33 11 16 0 1 0 2 5 2/7 0/0 7/10 7 9 26 -2
O. Porter Jr. 23 7 4 0 1 1 0 0 3/8 0/2 1/1 2 2 13 -2
M. Morris 15 4 2 0 0 0 2 4 2/6 0/1 0/0 1 1 4 -10
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Wall 40 28 2 9 1 1 2 3 9/20 3/5 7/9 0 2 48 +3
B. Beal 27 18 3 1 1 1 3 5 6/10 2/3 4/6 1 2 22 +9
D. Howard 33 11 16 0 1 0 2 5 2/7 0/0 7/10 7 9 26 -2
O. Porter Jr. 23 7 4 0 1 1 0 0 3/8 0/2 1/1 2 2 13 -2
M. Morris 15 4 2 0 0 0 2 4 2/6 0/1 0/0 1 1 4 -10
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Green 33 19 10 0 1 0 2 1 8/12 2/4 1/1 3 7 28 +14
A. Rivers 27 18 5 3 1 0 1 2 7/12 0/3 4/5 1 4 29 +4
I. Mahinmi 13 6 2 0 0 1 1 1 1/1 0/0 4/6 1 1 8 +8
K. Oubre Jr. 18 5 3 1 2 1 2 3 2/6 1/4 0/0 0 3 11 +6
T. Satoransky 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 1 1 0
J. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. McRae - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Bryant - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Randle - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Brown Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 116 48 14 8 5 15 25 40/83 8/22 28/38 16 32 190 +30
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Richardson 36 24 3 5 1 0 2 4 8/14 2/2 6/8 1 2 36 +5
R. McGruder 26 22 2 2 1 0 2 4 8/14 3/6 3/5 1 1 27 -7
H. Whiteside 34 15 14 3 1 4 1 4 6/10 0/1 3/4 5 9 39 -10
J. Winslow 32 8 2 6 0 0 1 2 4/12 0/5 0/0 2 0 21 -10
G. Dragic 21 0 2 3 1 0 3 4 0/7 0/0 0/0 1 1 6 -3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Richardson 36 24 3 5 1 0 2 4 8/14 2/2 6/8 1 2 36 +5
R. McGruder 26 22 2 2 1 0 2 4 8/14 3/6 3/5 1 1 27 -7
H. Whiteside 34 15 14 3 1 4 1 4 6/10 0/1 3/4 5 9 39 -10
J. Winslow 32 8 2 6 0 0 1 2 4/12 0/5 0/0 2 0 21 -10
G. Dragic 21 0 2 3 1 0 3 4 0/7 0/0 0/0 1 1 6 -3
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
W. Ellington 30 16 4 2 1 0 5 4 4/12 4/9 4/4 1 3 20 -6
T. Johnson 33 12 5 2 0 1 3 4 5/12 2/7 0/0 1 4 19 +2
B. Adebayo 13 8 5 0 0 0 0 4 3/4 0/0 2/3 2 3 13 +6
K. Olynyk 11 5 1 2 0 0 2 1 1/3 1/3 2/2 0 1 8 -4
D. Jones Jr. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 -3
J. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Waiters - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Y. Maten - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Wade - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
U. Haslem - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 237 110 38 25 5 5 19 31 39/88 12/33 20/26 14 24 189 -30