The Miami Heat arrived in town early. The two-time defending NBA champions' itinerary involved a few stops before hitting the Verizon Center on Wednesday night to face the Wizards.
Now that coach Randy Wittman is going just three deep into his bench, the play of the reserves is more pronounced and they're responding.
Although the Wizards haven't always looked the part of a playoff team, they've had one believer through the ups and downs: LeBron James.
Somehow, despite a temperature in triple digits, hurling on the bench and having to defend LeBron James, Trevor Ariza made it through.