You were just hoping the Heat could keep it close to make the game interesting, and then they went off and surprised everyone. The Miami Heat won their season-best 4th game in a row with another home win over the Golden State Warriors.
And this one came down to the wire. Despite the Heat having a ten point lead with about 4 minutes to go in the 4th quarter, the Heat put themselves in position to have to win it at the end. A tie game with no timeouts after a Kevin Durant dunk, Dion Waiters slowly walked into a three-pointer over Klay Thompson to win the game with .6 seconds left.
Easily the Heat’s most impressive, and most important win of the season. At 15-30, the Heat beat the league’s best team and did it in style because of Waiters. Dion had 6 three-pointers and back-to-back games with 33 points.
The Heat played the Warriors close all night. Miami got off to an early lead in the first, and trailed only by two at the half. The third quarter saw the Heat take more control, and while Miami pushed their lead in the 4th, they also gave it up. But that’s all in the past now. Dion’s shot will help us forget that.
Dragic chipped in with 19 points and Whiteside had 15 rebounds. Luke Babbitt gave the Heat a boost with 11 points and played very well for them. An all-around team effort even with Okaro White contributing.
Golden State had 27 from Kevin Durant, 22 from Klay Thompson and 21 from Stephen Curry. But that wasn’t enough to overcome their subpar shooting from deep (8-30) and from the line (12-20).
The Warriors drop to 38-7. Miami next plays at Brooklyn on Wednesday.