Miami Heat; B-team sets franchise record with 62 wins, locks in home court advantage for playoffs
Heat beat Wiz without LeBron, Wade, Bosh, Haslem
9:50 PM, Apr 10, 2013
9:58 PM, Apr 10, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ray Allen scored 23 points, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade chilled at the end of the bench, and the Miami Heat's B-squad gave the resting A-team the gift of home-court advantage throughout the playoffs Wednesday night, clinching the best record in the NBA with a 103-98 victory over the Washington Wizards.
With James (right hamstring) and Wade (sprained ankle and bruised knee) looking like two guys sitting at a bus stop, and Chris Bosh at home with flu-like symptoms, plus Udonis Haslem getting the night off because of a sore right ankle, the what-was-left-over of the Heat committed 25 turnovers but still managed the win that assured they'll finish better than the Western Conference-leading San Antonio Spurs.
A.J. Price tied a career high with 23 points for the Wizards.