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Miami Heat lose game, Hassan Whiteside & Luol Deng to injury in D.C.

Painful loss for the Miami Heat

Heat center Hassan Whiteside crumbled to the ground in pain during Wednesday's game at the Wizards
Heat center Hassan Whiteside crumbled to the ground in pain during Wednesday's game at the Wizards


WASHINGTON – John Wall had 18 points and 10 assists and Bradley Beal added 18 more as the Washington Wizards sent the injury-ravaged Miami Heat to their sixth loss in seven games, 106-87 on Wednesday night.

 

Miami played without Dwyane Wade, who was scratched with shoulder soreness about a half-hour before the game. Halfway through the second quarter, starting center Hassan Whiteside abruptly fell to the floor and with a strained left oblique and did not return to the game.

 

Down to nine players, 33-year-old Amare Stoudemire scored a season-high 11 points in 21 minutes -- six more than he had played in his previous 14 games this season.

 

One of the Heat's remaining players, Luol Deng, who had scored 16 points, left the floor with 2:25 remaining, holding a towel to his face after getting poked in the eye by a Wizards player.

 

Chris Bosh had 18 points for Miami.