LeBron James The Heat's maintenance program was in full effect Wednesday, with James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem all getting a night off in the nation's capital. With James still dealing with minor soreness in his hamstring after Tuesday's win against Milwaukee, there was absolutely no reason to push him through the second game of a back-to-back set. Grade: Incomplete
Dwyane Wade Wade traveled with the team, but missed his sixth straight game with a sore right knee and sprained right ankle. The extended absence allowed Mike Miller to continue to get plenty of playing time. But despite scoring in double figures for the fourth time in the last six games, Miller will find it tough to remain in the rotation when the Heat reach the playoffs.
Chris Bosh Bosh was essentially quarantined Wednesday night. The Heat left Bosh back in Miami to recover from flu-like symptoms, with Heat coach Eric Spoelstra saying it didn't make sense to have Bosh on the one-game trip in that condition. With Haslem also out, Miami had absolutely no inside presence in the paint. Miami more than made up for it by attempting a franchise-record 41 shots from 3-point range. Grade: Incomplete.
Ray Allen 8-18 FG | 6-7 FT | 6 REB | 4 AST | 23 PTS With four starters out, Ray Allen stepped up and turned back the clock to his early days as one of the best attacking guards in the league. He struggled with his long-distance stroke, but Allen delivered one of his most complete games of the season. His ability to make plays off the dribble allowed the Heat's supporting cast to complete arguably their most rewarding victory of the season.
John Wall 7-18 FG | 3-3 FT | 9 REB | 11 AST | 17 PTS The former No. 1 overall pick has been on an absolute tear since he returned from missing 33 games with a knee injury. He flirted with a triple-double but couldn't prevent the Heat from snapping Washington's nine-game home win streak. Still, Wall can build off his late-season push and go into next season with expectations of being a serious playoff contender.
62: The Heat set a franchise record for most victories in a season by improving to 62-16 Wednesday. Miami also clinched the best record in the league for the first time in team history.