Wizards bench outscored 36-5 in Game 1

Miami had balanced scoring from Shaq, Keyon Dooling and Dwyane Wade and held Washington's bench to five points in Game 1.

Originally Published: May 10, 2005
By Brian James | ESPN Insider
ESPN Insider Brian James provides a scouting report update. To read his previous scouting report on this series, click here.

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Keys in Game 1

Heat: With seven days off between rounds, Miami looked both sluggish and dominant at times in its relatively easy 105-86 victory against Washington in Game 1. The Heat's balanced scoring came as a result of Shaquille O'Neal's playing only 25 minutes, getting 19 points. And when Shaq is in the game, it creates open shots for his teammates.