8:10:21 PM: Live from the Verizon Center … not the best crowd on hand, guess the Wizards have a way to go before they can win back DC sports fans.
8:11:01 PM: Not even D-Wade and the hometown boy Michael Beasley could get the house packed.
8:15:24 PM: 1:40 into the game, the Mike Miller on D-Wade mismatch leads to two Miller fouls, 3 D-Wade points, and Randy Foye off the bench.
8:17:32 PM: Wade proceeds to take Foye in the post, Flip already looks frustrated. Wade has 7 of 9 Heat pts – Beasley has other 2 on Oberto. 9-4 Heat.
8:24:39 PM: Wiz down 15-6. Flip takes 2nd T.O. 5:35 into game. Wiz w 2 consec. TOs. Brief boos from very sparse/late arriving crowd. Not looking good.
8:33:48 PM: Hopefully McGee will bring some energy to this place, joins Arenas, Butler, Blatche & DeShawn. Wiz down 27-10. VERY lackadaisical so far.
8:41:05 PM: Wiz down 31-17 after 1. D-Wade on pace 4 52 pts (esp. w Miller/Foye on him) DeShawn gave up 2. Wiz R lifeless, need some1 2 get angry & play
8:55:04 PM: Back-to-Back 3s from T-Wolves newcomers get fans going, Wiz cut Miami lead to 37-31. Heat timeout & standing O from awakened Verizon crowd.
9:29:26 PM: Wiz down 50-41 @ half, outscored Heat 17-10 w Foye & Miller in the game in 2nd Q. Time to start 3rd.
9:30:25 PM: Same starters 2 begin 3rd … Miller on Wade, Oberto on Beasley.
9:32:57 PM: Uh oh – Mike Mller is hurt, didn’t see what happened. He’s holding his left shoulder, sitting on bench, not going back to locker room yet.
9:39:50 PM: Beasley easily drives on Oberto, Fab draws a flop offensive foul off the ball the next time down the court, Beasley gets him back w a J.
9:52:10 PM: Miller checks back in w bandages on shoulder. Heat up 60-59. Arenas has 6 in 3rd. Caron still out of sync offensively.
10:00:02 PM: Arenas trying 2 do evrythg himself, & he is, but teammates barely involved on O. Wiz score 25 in 3rd, Gil 11 of those on 5/6 FTs. Tied @ 66.
10:06:39 PM: Caron needs to put lowjack on Quentin Richardson. He’s got 16 on 4 3s, doesn’t he always kill the Wiz? Heat up 73-68, 9:30 left in 4th.
10:09:33 PM: Miller hurt left shoulder again on hard drive, Makes And1 stays in game, makes amazing ast 2 Blatche, Heat t-out, Miller back 2 locker room.
10:33:53 PM: Wiz R N the game thanks 2 Gil -32 pts. Noting doing for others on O. Arenas drives for a very tuff layup, puts Wiz up 89-87 w 1:30 left.
10:38:42 PM: Wiz down 91-89 w ball & 24.6 secs left. D-Wade just hit a 2, before, DeShawn missed 2 FTs. He might B most hated in Cleve & DC after that.
10:44:29 PM: The game started w a yawn & will end w a [?]. Down 3 w 8 secs left, Gil tried a lob 2 Haywood on the run, Haywood thought it was a shot.
10:45:38 PM: Wizards lose a stinker 93-89 – couldn’t get anything to go their way at the end. Bumbled looks, in & out balls. Look like a fractured team.
11:12:37 PM: Mike Miller out 7-10 days w a sprained shoulder. (Via Flip Saunders)
11:25:13 PM: Brendan Haywood’s reaction upon hearing that Miller will be out 7-10: “Damn.”