VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Fantasy Sports
More
Betting Tools

 
Heat blast Wizards by 26 points, 99-71

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James scored 24 points and the Miami Heat had a rebounding edge for a change Sunday to beat the woeful Washington Wizards 99-71.

Advertisement
The Heat, beaten on the boards by a total of 38 rebounds over the previous three games, this time enjoyed a 50-39 advantage. Udonis Haslem led them with 12 rebounds, and Chris Bosh had nine.

The game matched the teams with the best and worst records in the Eastern Conference, and in the late going it looked like it. Miami scored the game's final 21 points and held Washington scoreless over the last 7:07.

James extended his streaks of scoring at least 20 points to 32 consecutive games this season, and 53 in a row including last year's playoff run. He shot 9 for 17 and had seven assists.

The Heat were coming off only their third home loss of the season Friday against Chicago.

The Wizards (4-28), last in the NBA in points and shooting, clanked a succession of open shots and hit 36 only percent. They lost their fifth game in a row and fell to 0-13 on the road against Eastern Conference teams.

Jordan Crawford, who leads Washington in scoring this season, went 1 for 7 and was held to two points. Kevin Seraphin led the Wizards with 14 points off the bench.

Bosh sparked a fast start by Miami. He finished with 17 points and a season-high four blocks. Ray Allen scored 20 off the bench and helped the Heat pull away in the fourth quarter.

The Heat made their first seven shots to go ahead 15-6, and they led the rest of the way. The Wizards cut the margin to 78-71 midway through the fourth quarter but didn't score again.

Allen made two 3-pointers and a three-point play down the stretch. He finished 8 for 12, while the Wizards missed their final eight shots.

NOTES: The crowd included New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, seated in the front row at midcourt next to Heat owner Micky Arison. ... The Heat begin a six-game trip Tuesday at Indiana, where they're 9-35. ... The Heat had their best start shooting since Dec. 27, 2009 against the Pacers, when they made their first eight shots. ... Even with the loss, the Wizards are 3-3 against Miami over the past two seasons. ... Billy the Marlin drew scattered boos when he made an appearance to help celebrate Heat mascot Burnie's birthday. Fans are unhappy about the team's recent payroll purge.

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
Edwards: Wednesday's Tip Sheet
Lawrence: Playoff Zig-Zag Theory
News: First Round Series Odds
Rockets advance, but Thunder cash
Rondo out for Game 5, but could return
Drake to host first-ever "NBA Awards"
Warriors get break after opening series
PG Thomas finding stride after tragedy
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NBA Pro Basketball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NBA Hot Streaks
9-1 L10 Streak, 5-0 L5 G-Plays
2-0 Sunday, 29-15 Run, 4-1 GPlays
10-3 Playoffs, 18-4 L22 Streak
14-7 L21 Picks, +2,410 This Year
4-0 L4 Guarantees, 5-1 L6 Totals
6-1 L7 Totals, 10-4 L14 Picks
4-1 Last 5 G-Play Run
22-7 L29 Guaranteed Plays
7-3 L4 Days, +1,674 G-Plays TY
4-2 L2 Days, 4-1 L5 Totals
40-21 L61 Picks, 34-17 L51 GPlays
9-4 Last 13 NBA Guarantees
4-1 L5 Guaranteed Plays
18-8 L26 G-Plays, 26-13 L39 Picks
6-3 L9 Postseason Guarantees
12-5 L17 Over/Under Plays
6-3 L9, +3,050 G-Plays TY
5-2 Record Last 3 Days
NBA Pro Basketball Expert Sports Picks
2016 NBA SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
NeiltheGreek + 2410
Alex Smart + 2394
Chip Chirimbes + 1200
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
NeiltheGreek + 726
Jimmy Boyd + 580
Andy Iskoe + 470
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Jim Feist 55 %
Alex Smart 55 %
Kyle Hunter 55 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Alex Smart + 3050
Chip Chirimbes + 1674
ASA + 1455
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
NeiltheGreek + 1917
Bill Marzano + 1446
Paul Bovi + 745
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kevin Rogers + 1411
Gary Bart + 1219
Bruce Marshall + 1177
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership