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The Heat head to Cali for a back-2-back


" I knew this team was small, but this is ridiculous!"

Hello Heat fans, and welcome to the 3rd game of the West Coast road trip. The Heat will enter the game with Golden State tonight 2-0 on this current road trip, and riding a 6 game winning streak overall. As you have noticed, the Heat have been playing much better lately. What ive noticed most is how Wade and LeBron are playing on the court together. With the PG's now taking up the ball, Wade and LeBron are able to stay out on the wings where they can do the most damage. As one of the superstars gets the ball, the other is finally learning to cut to the basket instead of standing in the corner just watching the play happen. I think that alone has been a big contributor to the Heats recent success. Dampier has been playing very well the last few games. It wont show up on the stat sheet, but his playing is helping clear out the middle. 

The Heat will meet the Golden State Warriors tonight who are posting a 8-14 record overall, but are in a 1-10 stretch. The also lost Stephen Curry on Wednesday night in San Antonio due to a sprained ankle, and his status for tonights game is uncertain. We will get to see our old buddy Dorell Wright tonight who has been starting for the Warriors and scoring 14.9 points per game. He may have to pick it up tonight for them to have a chance if Curry does not play. The off-season acquisition of David Lee has not turned out like they have hoped. Although he is playing well for them, it hasnt translated into wins. I think this team could be much better than their record shows, but they need time playing together to figure things out. 

*EDIT* - I just realized i left this out until i thought about the comments below. For those interested, tonights game will be on Sun Sports and ESPN. Just a tid-bit about the ESPN telecast tonight, Bill Simmons will be on. If anyone reads his columns or comments you know he is a huge Heat basher. I will probably watch ESPN to see what his comments will be. Should be an interesting thread tonight. 

  • Wade, who had 28 points Wednesday, is averaging 34.4 points in his last five meetings with the Warriors. 
  • The Warriors are mired in a 1-10 stretch that includes two season-high five-game losing streaks and a four-game slide at home. They haven't dropped five in a row at Oracle Arena since a six-game skid from March 1-24, 2002.
  • Curry, whose status is uncertain, is second on the team with 20.1 points per game behind Monta Ellis (24.5).
  • During the Heat's winning streak, their average margin of victory is 16.5 points.
  • orwards Mike Miller (thumb) and Udonis Haslem (foot) are out for the Heat, with center Dexter Pittman on a D-League assignment in Sioux Falls, S.D


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