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RECAP: Heat stay competitive, but fall to Warriors 107-95

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The Miami Heat led at halftime, but failed to keep pace with the Warriors for the whole game.

Miami Heat v Golden State Warriors Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

You had the fear that this could be a really big blowout as the Heat faced the league-best Golden State Warriors. But that wasn’t the case at all.

In fact, the Miami Heat came out strong from the very beginning and gave the Warriors a tough matchup for most of the night. Behind another really solid performance from Hassan Whiteside (28 points, 19 rebounds), the Heat took a one point lead over the Warriors at halftime.

Miami was able to contain the Warriors from exploding offensively, keeping them under 30 points in each quarter. The Warriors were playing without Klay Thompson who sat out the game for rest reasons. The Heat were without a plethora of players as usual.

Steph Curry and Kevin Durant did the heavy lifting for the Warriors, combining for 52 to points to lead the way. Besides a lousy 14-point third quarter, the Heat played a pretty good game against the Warriors. Goran Dragic was far less efficient than he has been, 7-16 FG in 38 minutes.

The Heat shot only 42% from the field and it seemed as though they just could make as many plays as the Warriors. The Heat did score 58 of their 95 points from the paint tonight, so they were attacking. In the end though, it was the same story as the rest of the season. Golden State won the game 107-95.

The Heat fall to 11-29 on the season.