The Golden State Warriors came out of the gates in Miami on fire in the first half. The Warriors Shot 63% while putting up 65 points, the most points the Heat have given up in the first half all season. David Lee continued his tremendous season, as he and Andrew Bogut continue to prove that they are one of the best 4-5 combos in the NBA. The Warriors were on their game today, fluid, sharp, and looking like the team we expected to see at the start of the season.
Stephen Curry torched the Heat shooting 13/22 from the field, scoring 36 points. Curry also distributed the rock very well, dishing 12 assists. The Warriors as a team displayed great ball movement, maintaining an up-tempo pace, and involving everyone in tonights big victory over the Miami Heat. David Lee contributed 32 points, all the while grabbing 14 boards, as he and Curry were by far the players of the game.
The team remains on fire as of late, this victory over the mighty Miami Heat was the Warriors 7th straight. Beating the Heat on the road is a big statement game for the team, and for the entire fan base. Anytime you can go toe to toe with the champs, and take them out on their own court, you cannot help but hold your head high. The Warriors overwhelmed Miami on Thursday night shooting 56%, including 51% from beyond the arc. Stephen Curry had 8 of those three pointers, continuing his hot hand.
A hand so hot this season, head coach Mark Jackson literally said he would retire if Curry did not make the All-Star team this season. Strong statement from coach Jackson, but I’m sure everyone in the Bay Area cannot withstand another snub-job from the NBA. Curry was probably the biggest All-Star snub in the NBA last season. This season it’s hard not to notice the Warriors star point guard, as he continues to light up the scoreboard for Golden State.
With the Warriors healthy again and clicking on all cyllanders, it could be the Warriors are beginning to show us their real potential for this season. It could be exciting times for Warriors fans this New Year, kicking it off by convincingly knocking out the Heat is a great way to start.