Wizards’ Trevor Booker runs over Heat’s Dwyane Wade


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The first 20 minutes of Wednesday night’s Wizards-Heat game were about as dominant as 20 minutes in an NBA game can be. The Wizards — who recently scored 66 in an entire game against the Pacers — scored 64 points in that span. The Heat scored 30. The perpetually down-on-their-luck Wizards were running the two-time champs out of Verizon Center.

“I wasn’t paying attention [to the score] the whole [first] quarter,” Trevor Booker told our Michael Lee. “Then I looked up, and I was like, ‘Is that right?’ I really didn’t know. I had no clue we were whupping them like that. I was just playing.”

Of course, Booker also was responsible for one of the most memorable moments of that run.

“The Wizards, in fact, were quite rude hosts, with Trevor Booker running over and flattening Dwyane Wade in the second quarter, when Washington built a stunning 34-point lead,” Lee wrote.

If you missed that moment, here it is, via @Wiz_Spurtin. Booker also talked about the tone Washington set at the beginning of the game.

“We read some of the comments that they had said a couple days ago in the newspaper,” he told Lee. “But they didn’t scare us any.”

Apparently not.

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.
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