It was a thrilling game for Miami Heat and Washington Wizards. The Wizards were up to win the game but in the last 1.3 seconds of the game, Jordan Mickey lifted Miami Heat to a victory 117-115 with a three-point shot on Wednesday night. This was the first loss of the Wizards in the 2017 NBA preseason games.

The Heat shoots 49 percent from the field, 40 percent in three-point shooting, with 13 turnovers and 40 rebounds. Jordan Mickey pulled off a three-point shot in the last seconds of the game which secured the winning spot for Miami Heat. The bench players of Miami had a total of 78 points with Bam Abedayo leading them with 15 points, shooting 60 percent from the field in his 23 minutes of game time.

Tyler Johnson scored 14 points with three rebounds and three assists in 18 minutes while Jordan Mickey and James Johnson added 12 points each.

Washington Wizards had a strong start

It was clearly a strong start for Washington Wizards, shooting 50 percent from the field in the first quarter, with Jason Smith going 3-4 from beyond the arc for 9 points. They were doing well in the first quarter of the game keeping Miami to only 19 points but The Heat opened the second quarter strong and from that point on, the game was relatively tight resulting to the Wizards first loss in the 2017 NBA preseason games.

Jason Smith fills in for Markieff Morris as the team’s starting forward with a high score of 20 points and two rebounds, finishing the night with 87.5 percent shooting average from the field in his 22 minutes game time.

John Wall scored 16 points, eight assists, and four rebounds in 27 minutes. Bradley Beal added 15 points with four rebounds and four assists.

A glimpse of what bench players can do

The game between Miami Heat and Washington Wizards showed a lot of potential from their bench players. The Heat bench players contributed a total of 78 points for the team.

The Washington Wizards bench players also gave a preview of what they can do for their team. Tim Frazier showed a strong game for his debut as the newly acquired backup point guard, finishing with four points and nine assists in his 21 minutes game time. Mike Scott finished the game with 13 points, two rebounds and two assists on five-to-nine shooting in 25 minutes game time.

Kelly Oubre Jr. dropped 10 points with an incredible 14 rebounds in 26 minutes game time. Jodie Meeks also added 10 points in 20 minutes. It was a realistic glimpse of what the bench players can do for their team.