For the second time this season, the Miami Heat played a very competitive game against the Warriors when they came to town on Wednesday. The matchup featured 23 lead changes and ten ties, way up from the seven lead changes and nine ties in the previous matchup. Much like the January faceoff, Steph Curry had a monster performance.
He scored 31 in the last meeting, so it’s only right for him to pour in 42 points on 14/29 from the field, and 6/12 from three. He added seven points, seven assists, and seven turnovers; only two of them came in the fourth quarter.
He scored 31 in the last meeting, so it’s only right for him to pour in 42 points on 14/29 from the field, and 6/12 from three. He added seven points, seven assists, and seven turnovers; only two of them came in the fourth quarter. On Miami’s side, Dwyane Wade put forth his best efforts to keep the game close. He collected 32 points and seven assists, but the Splash Brothers proved to be too much for Miami — Klay Thompson chipped in 33 points of his own.
Curry entered the final period with 32 points total and scored his final ten points over a span of 66 seconds, with the exclamation point coming at about 39 seconds.
Not only did Golden State go on to win 118-112, but Steph Curry also managed to make Wednesday night the worst for this particular fan. (Via @NBAonTNT).
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 25, 2016
Heat fans also feel like they were slighted by the officials on that play, with an issue surrounding the illegal screen that could’ve been called. It’s a valid argument, as you Green is clearly moving to keep Deng away from Curry. Even without a foul being called the shot doesn’t get any easy; big players make big plays.
Regardless of it being a foul or not, the Heat didn’t lose the game because of that play. In fact, they went right back down the court and missed two shots around the basket: a floater from D-Wade, followed by a putback layup by Whiteside.
Following the loss, Wade addressed the media and said, “We did enough to win the ballgame, we just didn’t come out with it. If we can play the way we did tonight the rest of the season we will win most of those games.”