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Heat 61, Wizards 54: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions


The Miami Heat (7-8) play against the Washington Wizards (7-7) at Capital One Arena

Game Time: 7:00 PM EST on Friday November 18, 2022

Miami Heat 61, Washington Wizards 54 (Q2 01:29)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Let me repeat as I laid it out earlier:
Nikola Jovic should NOT leave the rotation from this point forward – 7:59 PM
Wayne Cole @waynec0le
The Capital City Go-Go leads the Maine Celtics 59-50 at halftime.
• Johnny Davis and Vernon Carey Jr lead the team with 11. Jaime Echenique has 10.
Go-Go shot 42.2% in the half. – 7:58 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Yup, and now plenty of, “Let’s go Heat!” here. – 7:55 PM
Wayne Cole @waynec0le
Isaiah Todd three-ball looks solid this year. #LabWork pic.twitter.com/QzXa0rfbQx7:52 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
The Miami Heat doing the exact same thing they did last year offensively without top players
Post splits with Kyle Lowry
Creates movement and gets easy buckets
It’s the Spo formula – 7:49 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
One thing I’ve learned from these last two games: Nikola Jovic has nice touch around the basket. – 7:49 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Jovic been in the weight room 💪 pic.twitter.com/B1RXBLuPNU7:47 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Kyle Lowry has played every minute and has 10 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds – 7:47 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Pushing the lead a bit 👀 up 45-38 in the 2nd.
Lowry leading the charge with 10 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds and a steal pic.twitter.com/fNlSXjNUiI7:47 PM

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
jae crowder, josh okogie (can’t be dealt until dec. 15), and a lottery protected first for kyle kuzma, who says no – 7:46 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Kyle Lowry more than halfway to a triple-double, with 10 points, six assists and five rebounds, with 7:54 left in second period. – 7:45 PM
Wayne Cole @waynec0le
“Let’s Go Heat” chants can be heard loud here in Capital One Arena. Kyle Lowry drains a three to make it
#DCAboveAll 38
#HEATCulture 45
7:54 Q2. – 7:45 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
If the Heat got this Kyle Lowry when healthy…………………… – 7:44 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
The Wizards’ second unit is struggling again. The undermanned Heat have opened the second quarter on a 14-5 run. – 7:44 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
The Heat, with seven available players, leads 45-38. Kyle Lowry already with 10 points, five rebounds and six assists. – 7:44 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat up 45-38. Assuming if they win, all seven available players sign game ball and it is immediately shipped to Springfield. – 7:44 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Kyle Lowry playing inspiring basketball in this one
Paint touch after paint touch generating easy buckets for others
He’s setting guys up perfectly – 7:43 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Kyle making things happen pic.twitter.com/7UheB9PpW47:40 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
KP cookin’ early tonight 🔥
📊 10 PTS & 7 REB after q1. pic.twitter.com/hSFr0Q4sT37:37 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
up 2 after 1 ⬆
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne pic.twitter.com/opnbPFy38t7:37 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
12 mins down 36 left to play pic.twitter.com/nMLAYmJ4mK7:37 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
If you put your hand on Lowry off the dribble, he’s going to bait you into that every time lol
Good start tho
The issue is that good starts are usually the easiest parts on nights like this
With limited bodies and guys playing extended minutes, consistency will be the key – 7:36 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
After one, the Wizards lead the Heat 33-31.
Porzingis has 10p 7r
Five turnovers for the Wiz in the first quarter – 7:36 PM
Wayne Cole @waynec0le
The Washington Wizards lead the Miami Heat after one-quarter of play.
#DCAboveAll 33
#HEATCulture 31
Kristaps Porzinigs leads all scorers with 10. Max Strus leads the Heat with 8. – 7:36 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Miami Heat fans traveled well to this game in Washington. There were some “Let’s go Heat!” chants inside Capital One Arena during the first quarter. – 7:35 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wizards lead the Butler, Adebayo and Robinson-less Heat 33-31 after one. Porzingis has 10 pts.
The Wizards are already 5-10 3PT, but the Heat are 4-9 3PT, hence why it’s close. – 7:35 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Wizards 33, Heat-ish 31 after one. Strus with eight, Orlando (Not Duncan) Robinson with six (he plays for the Heat. No, really). – 7:34 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
End of first quarter: Wizards 33, Heat 31.
All seven available Heat players have scored. Max Strus with a team-high eight points. – 7:34 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Orlando Robinson playing very well
Slow paced inside
Good footwork
Solid stuff man – 7:33 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
“Let’s Go Heat” chants in DC. Heat leads by one. – 7:32 PM
Wayne Cole @waynec0le
The Capital City Go-Go lead the Maine Celtics after one quarter of play, 30-23
Johnny Davis 7
Jordan Schakel 6
Vernon Carey 7
Go-Go shot 45.8% in the quarter. – 7:30 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
download the @ChickfilA app to claim a free reward 📲 – 7:30 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
first NBA points for @lamon_legend! pic.twitter.com/sPYTRkMIWv7:29 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Deni Avdija knocks down a three for his 1st shot. He’s 8-of-13 from long range going back 4 games. En fuego. – 7:27 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Orlando Robinson making his NBA debut tonight. – 7:24 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
And now Orlando Robinson’s NBA debut. These kids, they grow up so fast. – 7:24 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Gilbert Arenas is sitting with Zach Leonsis in Ted Leonsis’s courtside seats next to the Wizards bench. – 7:22 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
why are we cryin’ in the club rn 🥹 pic.twitter.com/GvlR86soYf7:22 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Back n forth start in DC, HEAT down 14-11 entering the first timeout.
📺 @BallyHEAT7:19 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Your local mens league squad has a deeper bench than the Heat tonight – 7:16 PM
Wayne Cole @waynec0le
Pregame Coach Spo said
• Duncan Robinson caught his finger in a Jersey at shoot around.
• Bam Adebayo had some knee issues but wanted to take caution with him
• No Jimmy Butler
• No Gabe Vincent due to Knee fusion
Can the Wizards take advantage of an undermanned team? pic.twitter.com/LpBEJiNw3G7:16 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Nikola Jovic comes out firing again
Early 5 points
Like I said, this could cement his spot in the rotation – 7:13 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat opens with zone. Expect plenty of it tonight with just seven available players. – 7:10 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat open in zone. Is there another option tonight? – 7:10 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Always got each other’s backs 🤝 pic.twitter.com/sYzxhZE37Y7:09 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
All smiles in the Nation’s Capital 😁 let’s hoop
@Miami Heat // @Chain pic.twitter.com/WrOeMBpMjE7:05 PM

Wayne Cole @waynec0le
Pregame Rui Hachimura warming up with the three. pic.twitter.com/lPLXhxNd6x6:52 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
we finally figured out the perfect number of layers 🔥 pic.twitter.com/ZWdlyctJ2X6:51 PM

Wayne Cole @waynec0le
Although I’m at Capital One Arena covering the Washington Wizards, I’ll have updates on the Capital City Go-Go as well.
*Johnny Davis will play for Capital City Go-Go tonight. – 6:51 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Miami Hurricanes’ Thad Franklin plans to enter the transfer portal. Here’s who’s left at running back: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…6:50 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Getting loose in DC 🏀 don’t miss tonight’s action: https://t.co/KYyLeSjQjI pic.twitter.com/kEfaeeYbMq6:47 PM

Jason Jackson @TheJaxShow
We are live on the air RIGHT NOW. Dive inside the @Miami Heat #AudioExperience as the undermanned squad gives their all in The District!
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📱: @Audacy @SIRIUSXM @NBA or HEAT apps
🎨: @SStrom_ pic.twitter.com/KKUWgPYqwi6:42 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
The rotations are going to look a bit different tonight in DC. Get the full rundown of who’s in and who’s out and what to expect in our first of 4 matchups with the Wizards this season ⬇gohe.at/3VcGxMH6:41 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
And with all that is not going on for the Heat tonight, Victor Oladipo again out for pregame shooting. pic.twitter.com/QFO9QBggBs6:34 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
kind of a tough pregame opponent 👀
@Marcin Gortat | @CaesarsSports pic.twitter.com/mf5S1MEfWP6:34 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
All of tonight’s Heat.
Starters:
Nikola Jovic
Caleb Martin
Haywood Highsmith
Max Strus
Kyle Lowry
Reserves:
Orlando Robinson
Jamal Cain
(Both also known as the Heat two-way guys.)
Gabe Vincent will dress to meet NBA requirement of at least eight in uniform. – 6:32 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Miami will only have 7 players against Wizards tonight, four of whom basically never play and none of whom are named Jimmy or Bam. Yikes. – 6:21 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
our big 5 tonight 😌
#DCAboveAll | @MedStarHealth pic.twitter.com/g7QzfIkSYY6:19 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Available Miami Heat players tonight:
Jamal Cain
Haywood Highsmith
Nikola Jovic
Kyle Lowry
Caleb Martin
Orlando Robinson
Max Strus
That’s it. Those are the seven. Gabe Vincent will also be active, but he will not play tonight. Just active to reach the 8-man minimum to play. – 6:08 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Heat center Bam Adebayo (left knee contusion) will not play tonight against the Wizards. – 6:05 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
So the only available players for the Heat tonight are Max Strus, Caleb Martin, Nikola Jovic, Haywood Highsmith, Kyle Lowry, Orlando Robinson, and Jamal Cain. – 6:05 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Bam Adebayo is out tonight. Gabe Vincent will not play, but will be in uniform to get the Heat to the necessary eight players. – 6:04 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
So Heat will only have seven available players tonight. – 6:04 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Bam Adebayo is out for tonight’s game. – 6:03 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat could have just eight available players tonight, and that’s if Bam Adebayo is able to play. The latest on who’s in and who’s out miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… Also, details on Jimmy Butler’s knee issue, which is expected to keep him out for the rest of the trip – 6:01 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat will list Gabe Vincent as active to meet the requirement of at least eight players in uniform. – 5:59 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Knee soreness sending Butler back to Miami, with Robinson, Vincent also sidelined; Herro could return Sunday. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…5:56 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Nikola Jovic might have to play 48 tonight. – 5:54 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
So no Jimmy, Herro, Duncan Robinson, Gabe Vincent, Yurtseven, Dedmon, Oladipo or Haslem tonight. Spoelsta said Bam unlikely to play, too. Heat at Wizards at 7, with mascot Burnie likely to suit up. – 5:50 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat now listing Caleb Martin as available, with Dewayne Dedmon listed as out. – 5:47 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Dewayne Dedmon now listed as out for tonight’s game vs. Wizards. But Caleb Martin has been upgraded to available. – 5:47 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
It is “unlikely” that Bam Adebayo plays tonight, Erik Spoesltra says. The Heat have 10 players on the injury report.
Also out:
Butler (knee soreness)
Dedmon (non-covid illness)
Herro (ankle)
Oladipo (knee tendinosis)
Robinson (hand) – 5:44 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
If you bring your sneakers to the Heat game tonight, you might be able to play. They are seriously shorthanded. – 5:44 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Erik Spoelstra says Duncan Robinson injured his hand when his finger got caught in another player’s jersey during this morning’s shootaround. This is the first game in his career that Robinson has missed because of an injury. – 5:44 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Btw:
Not only is Jimmy Butler out tonight, but also the two games after to finish out this trip
Yes I’m bringing the good news – 5:43 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Brady Hawk questionable for tonight in Washington – 5:40 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Erik Spoelstra says Gabe Vincent will be out tonight. – 5:40 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Gabe Vincent questionable now
Cant make this up – 5:39 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
#MIAvsWAS INJURY UPDATE: Gabe Vincent (left knee effusion) is questionable for tonight’s game vs. the Wizards. – 5:39 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Erik Spoelstra says it’s “unlikely” that Bam Adebayo will play. – 5:38 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Wes Unseld Jr. says starters vs. Heat are: Monté Morris, Bradley Beal, Deni Avdija, Kyle Kuzma, Kristaps Porziņģis. – 5:35 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Gabe Vincent (left knee effusion) now added to the Heat’s injury report. He’s questionable.
No, I’m not kidding. – 5:33 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Gabe Vincent now questionable with knee issue. Knee swelled up after shootaround. – 5:33 PM
Wayne Cole @waynec0le
Pregame, I asked Coach Wes Unseld about the HEAT Culture says the key for the Washington Wizards besides the tactical is their “approach.” “No matter who is out there, they [HEAT] play hard,” says Miami has a style of play. – 5:31 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
The Washington Wizards’ starters tonight against the Miami Heat:
PG: Monté Morris
SG: Bradley Beal
SF: Deni Avdija
PF: Kyle Kuzma
C: Kristaps Porziņģis – 5:30 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
So counting tonight, Sunday and Monday, it will be five games without Jimmy Butler through the first 18. – 5:27 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Jordan Goodwin (left knee), who is out tonight, is considered “day-to-day,” Wes Unseld Jr. said. It looks like the Wizards got fortunate that the injury was not more severe. – 5:23 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
make sure you stop by @TeamShopAtCOA tonight and grab a limited edition Big 3 t-shirt 👀 pic.twitter.com/zvZBWOfu3A5:23 PM

Chris Miller @cmillsnbcs
Jordan Goodwin is OUT with knee soreness. – 5:23 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Tyler Herro could rejoin Heat in time for Sunday vs. Cavs. – 5:20 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Jimmy Butler expected to return to Miami on Saturday, which means he would miss the rest of the trip. – 5:18 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Jimmy Butler expected to return to Miami on Saturday and miss rest of trip. – 5:18 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
friday night fits ✨
#DCAboveAll | @MichelobULTRA pic.twitter.com/Y081qdAxEa5:08 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Orlando Robinson and Jamal Cain, two of the seven Heat players not on the injury report, getting up shots before tonight’s game against the Wizards. pic.twitter.com/77lyeCWYfk5:05 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Back of the giveaway hat Washington is distributing tonight, the team said it is ceasing its work with FTX, but will continue to distribute giveaways already created. pic.twitter.com/w2shAPFxdk5:01 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Kings are 8-2 in their last 10 games.
The two losses:
— Herro uncalled travel
— Klay uncalled foul pic.twitter.com/zeWO1jNEb14:34 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
The Crew breaks down the home win over Toronto, the two road wins at New York and Washington and the battle at Boston. Thunder Basketball Universe is presented by @COOPAleWorks.
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Washington Wizards @WashWizards
years may have passed, but the chemistry is still there 💙 pic.twitter.com/3Yhep7tsWN4:00 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
The Heat’s injury report for tonight’s game now includes nine players. The latest on who’s in and who’s out vs. Wizards miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… Also, who has played the most minutes for the Heat this season? Kyle Lowry. – 3:40 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
If Bam Adebayo can’t play tonight, $105 million worth of Heat salary this season will be unavailable. – 3:08 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
The six players definitively out for the Heat tonight are Jimmy Butler, Duncan Robinson, Omer Yurtseven, Udonis Haslem, Victor Oladipo and Tyler Herro.
Bam Adebayo, Dewayne Dedmon and Caleb Martin remain questionable. – 3:08 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Duncan Robinson is now out tonight too for the Heat, with a right hand sprain. He’s listed as day-to-day. – 3:04 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Duncan Robinson now also ruled out for tonight’s game because of a sprained right hand. He’s day-to-day. – 3:04 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Antawn Jamison.
Gilbert Arenas.
Caron Butler.
D.C. legends 💙 pic.twitter.com/8o7qf7YvNW3:01 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
NEW: Miami Hurricanes’ Franklin enters the transfer portal, offers classy statement as he departs. Here’s who’s left at running back. And more: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…2:59 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
For Miami’s Jim Larrañaga, a milestone 700th win awaits. And a former player says it was an honor to play a small role in it. (from @AP) apnews.com/article/48e46e…2:47 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Jordan Goodwin is OUT tonight against the Heat with left knee soreness, the Wizards announce. – 2:45 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Stomach/non-COVID illness now listed as the reason why Dewayne Dedmon has been listed as questionable for tonight. Dedmon has also been battling plantar fasciitis.
Jimmy Butler formally listed as out because of right knee soreness. – 2:32 PM
Kristaps Porzingis @kporzee
Sveiciens visiem Latvijas 104. dzimšanas dienā. 🇱🇻♾ pic.twitter.com/sBZ5NM51sz2:09 PM

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
On their latest injury report, the Washington Wizards have downgraded Jordan Goodwin from questionable to out for tonight’s game against the Heat. The Wizards continue to describe Goodwin’s injury as left knee soreness. – 2:05 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
NEW: The two NFL studies that shed light on Miami Hurricanes’ 15-year decline and reinforce what must change. Sobering data revealed, amid hope that Cristobal & Co. can change it: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…2:04 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
everyone loves a comeback.
the big 3 are BACK at @CapitalOneArena tonight 🏠 pic.twitter.com/mmt6fZiy7c2:00 PM

Alykhan Bijani @Rockets_Insider
#Rockets Injury/Status Report:
Kevin Porter Jr. (Questionable – Left Low Back Soreness)
Darius Days (G League)
Bruno Fernando (Out – Left Knee Soreness)
Trevor Hudgins (G League)
Jae’Sean Tate (Out– Right Ankle Soreness)
TyTy Washington Jr. (G Leaguer) – 1:53 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Kyle Lowry says the Heat still working through process of finding best selves, in the “figuring it out” stage. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… “If you’re concerned about your individual stats and your game right now, you shouldn’t be. It’ll come.” – 1:43 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
ASK IRA: Was Heat giving Victor Oladipo a two-year contract a big mistake? sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…1:42 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
“next man up” mentality pic.twitter.com/hniB9AJiE81:25 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Tonight’s injury report ⬇
#DCAboveAll x @ChasenBoscolo pic.twitter.com/YZOy7xhufO1:00 PM





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