Indeed, the start was too good to be true as the Wizards went for what John Wall called a "signature" win.
When you're the two-time defending NBA champions, you expect to hear some trash talk. When you're a fan of a two-time defending champion, you have to expect to take some shots too.
The Heat look to avoid a third straight loss against a Wizards team that's struggling mightily at home.
Not every NBA player speaks pregame, certainly not many superstar types. Miami Heat forward LeBron James and did before Wednesday's matchup with the Wizards at the Verizon Center.
For whatever reason, Wizards coach Randy Wittman has been playing coy all season when it comes to his lineups.