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Wizards beat Miami Heat 105-101

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) goes to the basket against Washington Wizards forward Chris Singleton (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington Wizards can't beat many teams, but they beat the best: LeBron James and the Miami Heat.

Perhaps inspired by the courtside presence of Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III, the Wizards doubled their victory total this season with a 105-101 win over the Heat on Tuesday night, despite James' triple-double of 26 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists.

Jordan Crawford led Washington with 22 points, including three free throws in the final 11 seconds, while James missed a potentially tying 3-pointer with 3.9 to go.

While the reigning NBA champion Heat's six-game winning streak ended, and they fell to 12-4, the Wizards improved to 2-13. They started the season 0-12, but have won two of their last three games.

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