The Washington Wizards fell to the Miami Heat 112-103 Friday night, but they hung in down the stretch against one of the Eastern Conference's top teams. Coming off their best win of the season, the Wizards looked great against a team that remained undefeated at home this season despite the final score.
Davis Bertans made it rain like he always does, with 19 points off the bench, and Bradley Beal once again led the team in scoring.
Here are the top moments from the game:
Bradley Beal reverses for the layup, converts and-one
If you ever need evidence for just how dominant Beal can be, this layup is it. Beal went under the basket for a reverse layup against the Heat and made the difficult shot while being fouled.
A reverse layup under the basket in traffic is impressive on its own, so kudos to Beal for draining the shot despite the foul. Beal made his free throw to convert one of the smoothest and-ones you'll see all season.
Rui gets hyped
Rookie forward Rui Hachimura scored eight-straight points for Wizards in the second quarter, and after slamming a ferocious dunk during that stretch, Hachimura let out a roar to let the crowd know who was in charge.
👊 it in, Rui!! pic.twitter.com/TlmthImrNc— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) December 7, 2019
Hachimura finished the game with 14 points on 6-15 shooting and six rebounds.
Ish Smith goes behind the back in transition
Hachimura capped off his eight-point stretch with another dunk in transition. He couldn't have done it without point guard Ish Smith, who made a slick behind-the-back pass to finish the fast break.
The flashy passing contributed to a great stat line for Smith, who finished with 15 points and eight assists.
Ish drains three at the buzzer to put Wizards up by 4 at half
One of Smith's six baskets closed out the second quarter, as his catch-and-shoot three-ball beat the first-half buzzer.
The buzzer-beater put the Wizards up by four at halftime, a lead they would go onto lose.
They may have lost the game, but by no means was this game a lost cause.
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