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