| Today’s Storyline: Washington dropped its first preseason game of the year, a 117-115 loss as Jordan Mickey of the Heat made a three-pointer with one second remaining. Jason Smith led the Wizards with 20 points on 7-8 shooting from the field. John Wall and Bradley Beal added 16 and 15, respectively, as seven of the 10 Wizards to play scored in double-figures. Kelly Oubre Jr. recorded the team’s first double-double of the preseason with 10 points and 14 rebounds.
The Wizards close the preseason with a trip to New York to face the Knicks on Friday.
Days until season opener vs. Philadelphia: 6
Check out today’s news below.
NBC Sports Washington: Wizards fall to Heat in Miami, lose for first time in preseason / Pros and cons: who should Wizards pick for final roster spot between Carrick Felix and Donald Sloan?
Washington Post: Wizards’ bench rotation begins to crystallize in 117-115 preseason loss to Heat / Jason Smith shot lights out against Miami, and it may have earned him an opening-night start
ESPN.com: Heat edge Wizards on Mickey's 3-pointer
Fox Sports (AP): Jordan Mickey’s last-second 3-pointer caps Heat’s preseason victory over Wizards
Bullets Forever: Wizards vs. Heat final score: Washington loses a preseason thriller to Miami 117-115
Hoop District: Wizards Lose To Heat, But Role Players Show Signs Of Life
Locked on Wizards: LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Oct. 12: Kelly Oubre speaks; Heat recap
WizardsXtra: Wizards Fail to Fend Off Heat in 117-115 Preseason Defeat