Bradley Beal is in the final year of his rookie deal with the Wizards after being drafted No. 3 overall in 2012.
John Wall played with a broken left wrist and hand in last season's playoff, so as long as he didn't have any structural damage he was all but certain to play in Monday's game against the Miami He
A victory meant more to the Miami Heat than it did the Wizards, who stuck with reserves in a close game down the stretch Wednesday.
With the intense NBA offseason cooling down, there is time for reflection on what the Washington Wizards accomplished and a chance to look at the road ahead.
The story of this one isn't that the Wizards beat the sub-.500 Miami Heat.