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Win and Stay Home: Heat Beat Wizards, Miss Playoffs



    Erik Spoelstra spoke with reporters following Wednesday's win over Washington, which turned out to be the final game of the season.

    (Published Thursday, April 13, 2017)

    Goran Dragic scored 28 points, Hassan Whiteside added 24 points and 18 rebounds, and the Miami Heat defeated the Washington Wizards 110-102 on Wednesday night while being eliminated from the NBA playoffs.

    Miami needed a win, and either a loss by Indiana or Chicago, to reach the postseason. But Indiana downed Atlanta to clinch the No. 7 seed, and Chicago topped Brooklyn to grab the No. 8 spot.

    Willie Reed scored 16, Josh Richardson had 15 and James Johnson scored 12 for Miami.

    Trey Burke scored 27 for Washington, while Sheldon McClellan had 18, Marcin Gortat added 16 and Otto Porter Jr. finished with 11.

    The Wizards played without starters John Wall, Bradley Beal and Markieff Morris, all resting up for Game 1 of their first-round series against Atlanta this weekend.

    Washington started the season 2-8, and ended up with the No. 4 seed in the East.

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