(WASHINGTON) — With LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh all sidelined, the Miami Heat came out and defeated the Wizards 103-98 on Wednesday night to clinch the NBA’s best regular-season record.
Ray Allen scored 23 points, while Rashard Lewis chipped in 17 in the victory.
The Heat’s 62 wins are the most in franchise history, and their latest victory assured them home-court advantage throughout the NBA playoffs.
“It does mean something to us in that locker room,” coach Erik Spoelstra said. “We haven’t been here before as a franchise. It’s a minor thing. We want to keep the main thing, the main thing. But at the same time it is a nice accomplishment.
Guard A.J. Price led Washington (29-50) with 23 points while John Wall chipped in 17 points and 11 assists.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN