Well, they looked up to the task early, and they controlled the game. The Warriors looked like they were in a layup line early, and they picked part the Heat’s defense. That would be a reoccurring theme in this one, as the Warriors got whatever they wanted, and shot 56 percent from the floor.
Stephen Curry had 36 points and 12 assists, including an amazing 8 for 15 clip from beyond the arc. David Lee had 32, and Klay Thompson had 16 for the Warriors, who moved to 3-0 on their road trip. LeBron James had 26 points, 5 assists, and 5 rebounds, but he finished with eight turnovers. It seemed as if James was frustrated all night long. Dwyane Wade had 22, and Chris Bosh had 19 points. All five starters scored in double figures for Miami.
Ultimately, the Warriors were able to hold off some late game runs by the Heat, and they won 123-114. Golden State is now 21-13 on the season, and are back in action tomorrow night against the Hawks in Atlanta. The Heat fall to 24-8, and their defense showed some weakness in this one.
NOTE: Harrison Barnes stopped LeBron James in a one-on-one situation on a fast break. That has to be a first.