Golden State Warriors vs Miami Heat, October 17, 8:30 PM EST
Where: Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO
|Stephen Curry||PG||Mario Chalmers|
|Klay Thompson||SG||Dwyane Wade|
|Harrison Barnes||SF||Luol Deng|
|David Lee||PF||Udonis Haslem|
|Andrew Bogut||C||Chris Bosh|
As far as preseason games go, Friday's matchup against the Golden State Warriors should be an entertaining one. Heck, the Heat could very well pull out their first win since going on a 0-7 run since Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
Dwyane Wade's newfound motivation for shooting from deep will be tested and on display against the best shooters in the NBA. Combine that with some really slick offense by Luol Deng and Chris Bosh, and this game will be interesting on many levels as we also get to see how the Heat's new players adapt in this defensive system against such a potent offense.
Mario Chalmers missed Tuesday's game against the Atlanta Hawks but is set to travel with the team. Josh McRoberts status is also unknown. Still working through a toe injury, McBob hasn't had the opportunity to develop any cohesion with his new team on the court in the preseason. On a positive note, he played 78 games last season with Charlotte, so there is reason to believe this could just be precaution in the exhibitions and he'll play regularly for Miami this season. Justin Hamilton will also most likely be watching from afar due to his recent heart procedure.
The Heat (0-4) could have a tough time coming away with this win if their recent perils with outside shooting is anything to go by, not the best formula when you're up against Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. In saying that, the Heat's 3-point shooting looked like it had been improving on Tuesday. Defense against Curry will be pivotal for the Heat to test the perimeter defense. We'll also see how the offensive system and players try to create baskets inside with staunch defensive big man Andrew Bogut protecting the paint.
In all honesty I really just wanted to post videos of Steph Curry, this should find all you all well.
My Warriors Heat preview can be found here http://t.co/G1iUnvKGWD— Hayley Byrnes (@HayloHaylz) October 15, 2014