1. The Heat allowed a season-high in points in its 123-114 loss to Golden State as well as a season-high in points for a half (65, first half) and a quarter (38, first quarter). It was also the most points the Heat has allowed an opponent home in a regulation loss since LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined the team. The overall record for points by an opponent at AmericanAirlines Arena since the 2010-11 season occurred on Feb. 26, 2013 when the Heat defeated the Kings 141-129 in double overtime.
2. Stephen Curry had 36 points and 12 assists. According to STATS and first noted by The Associated Press, only two other players have scored at least 35 points and dished out 12 assists against Miami in a game (Michael Jordan and Allen Iverson). Iverson did on April 14, 2005. Iverson had 38 points and 16 assists in a 126-119 overtime victory for the Sixers in Philadelphia. Dwyane Wade had 48 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in the game. Jordan had 37 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds on March 16, 1992.
3. The Warriors have won their last two games in Miami. Golden State's seven-game winning streak currently is the longest in the NBA. Led by Curry (eight three-pointers) and Klay Thompson (four three-pointers), the Warriors made 15 three-pointers overall, tying a season high for the team.
THEY SAID IT
DWYANE WADE on Stephen Curry:
“It was incredible. A few times we were in his jersey and he made shots. He is one of the greatest shooters in this game and he hasn’t even started yet, he is early in his career. There is nothing you can do, you can contest it and hope he misses it. We had a chance, we were there, we just couldn’t get close enough.”
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