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NBA: Washington 103, Miami 86

March 21, 2008 at 11:05 PM   |   Comments

MIAMI, March 21 (UPI) -- Caron Butler scored 25 points Friday and the Washington Wizards had no trouble disposing of the collapsing Miami Heat 103-86.

The Wizards inched a half game in front of Toronto for fifth place in the Eastern Conference after the Raptors fell to Cleveland Friday.

Antawn Jamison pitched in 22 points and had 10 rebounds for Washington. Roger Mason added 11.

Miami has lost 10 of its last 11 and is headed for the worst record in the NBA two years after winning the league title.

With his team certain to have a high draft choice, perhaps the top pick, Miami Coach Pat Riley turned duties over to his assistants Friday so he could scout action in the NCAA Tournament.

Bobby Jones scored 15 points to lead the Heat.

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