Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Rasual Butler had 23 points off the bench and the Washington Wizards cruised past the Miami Heat, 107-86, on Monday.
John Wall added 18 points, 13 assists and two steals for the Wizards, who avenged a 107-95 loss to these Heat in Miami on Oct. 29. Marcin Gortat tallied 15 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks.
"Probably our best game, from start to finish," said Wizards coach Randy Wittman.
Chris Bosh ended with 21 points, eight boards and two blocks for the Heat, who went 2-of-22 from beyond the arc. Dwyane Wade donated 20 points.
"Every time we tried they made shots," said Wade. "Whether it was a defensive breakdown or they just continued to make shots ... they earned a win. They wanted it, and they got it."
With the score tied 8-8, the Wizards went on an 11-4 run and never looked back. Wall capped the surge with a pair of free throws to make it 19-12. Wall then ended the first quarter with a 3-pointer to make it 30-22.
The Wizards went ahead 40-24 early in the second stanza thanks to 3-pointers by Drew Gooden and Bradley Beal. The margin reached 19 points and Washington led 64-49 at the half.
The score was 81-66 after each team scored 17 points in the third frame. The Wizards led by as many as 25 in the fourth.
Washington has won three in a row at home against Miami ... Wizards forward Nene (foot) missed his fourth straight game ... Washington went 10-of-19 from beyond the arc ... Mario Chalmers had 11 points for the Heat.