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Wizards Beat Heat

Charles E. Sutton | 12/7/2012, 9:31 a.m.

The Washington Wizards have managed to win just two games this season. To say they've struggled would be an understatement. However, on Tuesday night at Verizon Center, the Wizards beat the defending champion Miami Heat.

Perhaps motivated by the courtside presence of Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III, the Wizards doubled their win total this season with a 105-101 victory over the visiting Heat, despite a triple-double by LeBron James of 26 points, 13 rebounds, and 11 assists.

Wizards guard Jordan Crawford led Washington with 22 points, including three free throws in the final 11 seconds, while James missed a three-pointer with 3.9 seconds left that would have tied the game.