WASHINGTON (Sporting Alert, Box Score) – Rasual Butler poured in a game-high 23 points off the bench to help the Washington Wizards eased to a 107-86 win over the Miami Heat on Monday night.
Butler, who was matching his season-best in scoring went 8 for 14 from the field, including 3 for 5 from three-pointers, also grabbed three rebounds and three assists in the win.
All-Star point guard John Wall added a double-double of 18 points and 13 assists, while Marcin Gortat also finished with a double-double, after scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds to go along with his two blocks for the Wizards (11-5), who were winning seven of their last 10 games.
Chris Bosh paced the Miami Heat (9-8) with 21 points on 9 of 14 shooting, while adding eight boards, three assists and two blocks, with Dwyane Wade collecting 20 points in the defeat.
Mario Chalmers, who scored 11 points, was the only other player in double figures for Miami, which ended the contest shooting 2 of 22 from three-point range, as Shabazz Napier, Mario Chalmers, Luol Deng and Shawne Williams combined for 0 of 13 on a difficult night from long-range for the visitors.
Washington went 10 of 19 from behind the arc.
The Wizards were beaten 107-95 by the Heat in their season opener on October 30th at American Airlines Arena and the hosts were happy to return the favor on Monday night.
Washington, who improved to 7-2 at the Verizon Center, will play host to Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, with the Heat returning home to tackle the Atlanta Hawks at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
76ERS DROP TO 0-17 – Box Score
Kawhi Leonard had 26 points, 10 rebounds and four assists for the San Antonio Spurs (13-4) to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 109-103 at Wells Fargo Center.
With the defeat on Monday night, the winless 76ers are now 0-17 on the season — a franchise-worst losing streak.
Aron Baynes finished with 15 points on 6 of 9 attempts from the floor, to go with nine rebounds, while Manu Ginobili and Cory Joseph each added 14 for San Antonio.
Joseph also grabbed eight rebounds and six assists for the Spurs, which were without Tim Duncan, who was rested and Tony Parker (shoulder).
Michael Carter-Williams scored 24 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and dished out seven assists to lead the way for Philadelphia, who fell to 0-10 at home.
Alexey Shved added 19 points, Henry Sims finished with 12 and K.J. McDaniels scored 10 points, nine rebounds and three steals in the defeat.
The Spurs, which won the last eight games, visit the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, with the 76ers hoping to stop the season skid at Minnesota on the same night.