RG3 Effect; Wizards Stun Heat

Written By Chris C-Ford ---- Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Written By Jeremy Batka @EastCoastAssn 

Wizards fans are probably hoping Robert Griffin III makes it out to the Verizon Center more often. With RG3 in attendance the Wizards played what was probably their most complete game of the season and shocked the Miami Heat 105-101.

No this isn't a joke. The Wizards controlled the Heat for the majority of the game and despite some terrible alleyoop attempts and horrendous bricks on open shots late, the Wizards managed to hang on winning their second home game of the year.

 Jordan Crawford lead the Wizards with 22 points off the bench, he also had 6 assists. In both of the Wizard's victories this season Crawford has had a huge impact off the bench. Still it's hard to live with many of the shots he takes but its also hard to critique the only person consistently scoring on a 2-13 team.

Lots Of Missed/Blocked Layups For The Wiz

Their were stretches in this game when Kevin Seraphin looked like he was playing basketball for the first time, missing open look after open look. But to Seraphin's credit he did play much better in the fourth knocking down a few key baskets to kill some Heat runs. Seraphin ended the night with 16 points and 10 boards.

Lebron James had probably the quietest triple double in NBA history. He dropped 26 points and had 13 rebounds to go along with 11 assists but he almost seemed a little lethargic, as if the Wizards weren't worth his time.

James also missed two open three pointers late in the game that would have more than likely lead to a Miami win.

The birthday boy Martell Webster played well off the bench contributing 13 points. One player who didn't leave the bench was Jan Vesely. In the two games Washington has won this year, Vesely has seen the court for a grand total of 0.2 seconds.

While we can't prove RG3 inspired the team to victory, it can't hurt to invite him back.

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