I'm Indian. So I never thought there would be a day that I didn't like Curry. Then this game happened. I thought this game would be a blow out like the LA Clippers match in all honesty. Blowout like the Golden State Warriors would go on a 15-0 run before tip off type of blow out. The Miami Heat showed that they were ready to face an elite team throughout the game and in the 4th quarter they were up by two with seven minutes left. Then the Warriors went on a 14-0 run to close out the Heat. Remember that James Ennis dunk you celebrated? Yea that was the last time the Heat led.
Stephen Curry, who can easily be one of the greatest shooters of all time once he retires, had 40 points on 20 shots. The other half of The Splash Brothers Klay Thompson, added 24 points of his own. The Heat led by as much as 16 in the first quarter but you just knew these Warriors would be back soon. In the 2nd quarter, they had a 23-8 run and by half the score was 62-61 Miami, with all the momentum in Golden States hands. The rest of the game was the Heat fighting back and the Warriors pulling away one shot at a time. Would Dwyane Wade have made a difference? Maybe but what Curry did tonight couldn't really be stopped by anyone. Time to look at some players
Chris Bosh [26 points, 9 rebounds] Regular game as usual, almost got a double double, Started off the first quarter slow, but started to pickup as the game went on. You know what would be an exciting duo to watch? Bosh and Josh. The very second Bosh and Josh McRoberts become great together, I'm copyrighting that nickname.
Luol Deng [16 points] Not only is Deng a great cutter but he's starting to take the ball in on his own. Sure it's not as tight of a drive as you want it to be, but he gets the jobs done and gets his buckets. Makes me wonder how effective Deng will be once D Wade returns though.
Mario Chalmers [14 points. 4 assists] I expected more. No that isn't a typo either. He became aggressive in the first quarter because he probably thinks he's better than Curry, but as the game on, he became less aggressive. His 14 points came on 17 shots. Never a good stat.
Shabazz Napier and James Ennis [18 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists] Oh these rookies are fun to watch aren't they? The future of the Heat remains on fire as these continue to grow. You got Ennis for your hustle plays and highlights and you trust Napier as the PG you put when the game is on the line.
I'm just going to leave this picture here so you can start to dream of 2016. Heat play at the Garden on Sunday. See you then!