Shaquille O’Neill and the first place Miami Heat came back strong in the second half Saturday night to beat the Washington Wizards 99-86.
Trailing by five points, 56-51 after 30 minutes, the Wizards held their own.
Scoring 55 points between them, Gilbert Arenas (30) and Antonio Daniels (25) almost made up for the loss of Caron Butler and tough rebounding Etan Thomas from the home team starting lineup.
Making shots at will at critical junctures in the game, Shaquille O’Neal turned around the
game in the second half with 27 points.