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Wizards Stun Heat for 2nd Win

  • Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) goes to the basket against Washington Wizards forward Chris Singleton (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) goes to the basket against Washington Wizards forward Chris Singleton (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

  • Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) goes to the basket against Washington Wizards forward Chris Singleton (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) goes to the basket against Washington Wizards forward Chris Singleton (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

  • Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) takes a shot against Washington Wizards forward Chris Singleton (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) takes a shot against Washington Wizards forward Chris Singleton (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

  • Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) takes a shot against Washington Wizards forward Chris Singleton (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) takes a shot against Washington Wizards forward Chris Singleton (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

  • Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (1) goes to the basket against Washington Wizards' Chris Singleton (31) and Jordan Crawford (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (1) goes to the basket against Washington Wizards' Chris Singleton (31) and Jordan Crawford (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

  • Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (1) goes to the basket against Washington Wizards' Chris Singleton (31) and Jordan Crawford (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (1) goes to the basket against Washington Wizards' Chris Singleton (31) and Jordan Crawford (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

  • Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) goes to the basket against Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) goes to the basket against Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

  • Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) goes to the basket against Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) goes to the basket against Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

  • Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) passes as Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams (8) defends in the first half of their NBA basketball game at Barclays Center, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) passes as Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams (8) defends in the first half of their NBA basketball game at Barclays Center, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

  • Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) goes to the basket against Washington Wizards forward Chris Singleton (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
  • Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) goes to the basket against Washington Wizards forward Chris Singleton (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
  • Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) takes a shot against Washington Wizards forward Chris Singleton (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
  • Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) takes a shot against Washington Wizards forward Chris Singleton (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
  • Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (1) goes to the basket against Washington Wizards' Chris Singleton (31) and Jordan Crawford (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
  • Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (1) goes to the basket against Washington Wizards' Chris Singleton (31) and Jordan Crawford (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
  • Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) goes to the basket against Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
  • Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) goes to the basket against Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
  • Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) passes as Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams (8) defends in the first half of their NBA basketball game at Barclays Center, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Washington — The Washington Wizards can’t beat many teams, but they beat the best: LeBron James and the Miami Heat.

Perhaps inspired by the courtside presence of Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III, the Wizards doubled their victory total this season with a 105-101 win over the Heat last night, despite James’ triple-double of 26 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists.

Jordan Crawford led Washington with 22 points, including three free throws in the final 11 seconds, while James missed a potentially tying 3-pointer with 3.9 to go.

While the reigning NBA champion Heat’s six-game winning streak ended, and they fell to 12-4, the Wizards improved to 2-13. They started the season 0-12, but have won two of their last three games.

The Wizards have won three consecutive regular-season games against the Heat, including two last season in April.

Last night, with a crowd of 17,761 — not, incidentally, a sellout — standing and screaming down the stretch, relishing that rare chance to witness a compelling game involving the Wizards, Kevin Seraphin contributed 16 points and 10 rebounds. He helped Washington outrebound Miami 44-43.

Dwyane Wade scored 24 for Miami, while Chris Bosh added 20 points and 12 rebounds. Miami made only 8 of 28 attempts on 3-pointers.

Thunder 117, Nets 111

New York — Kevin Durant scored 32 points, Russell Westbrook had 25 points and nine assists, and the Thunder held off Brooklyn for their sixth straight victory.

Serge Ibaka added 18 points and Thabo Sefolosha 14 for the Thunder, who revved up the NBA’s No. 1 offense to surpass 100 points in a 10th straight game for the first time in 15 years. They beat the Nets for the seventh consecutive time, but had to work much harder for this win than they have lately.

Wolves 105, 76ers 88

Philadelphia — Josh Howard had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead Minnesota over Philadelphia.

Alexey Shved hit four 3-pointers and scored 17 for the Timberwolves, who raced to a 23-point lead in the first half.

Kevin Love had six points and 10 rebounds for Minnesota.

on a night where he was hardly needed to turn in his usual dominant double-double performance. Jose Barea came off the bench and finished with 11 points and 10 assists.

, and three other Minnesota reserves also reached double figures.

The Timberwolves made 11 of their first 19 3-point attempts after coming in shooting a woeful 27 percent from long range this season.

Evan Turner led the Sixers with 19 points.