Super seven for Heat as Wade, James lead domination of WarriorsDec 11, 2010 - 8:55 AM
Wade had a game-high 34 points and James scored 25 to go with nine assists and seven rebounds. Chris Bosh chipped in 16 points and seven rebounds for Miami. Carlos Arroyo and James Jones both added nine points in the victory.
Monta Ellis scored 20 and dished out seven assists for the Warriors, who got 13 points from both Reggie Williams and David Lee. Dorell Wright finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.
The Warriors have now dropped six straight and 11 of their last 12 and were without guard Stephen Curry. He will miss an indefinite amount of time with a right ankle sprain.
"It's definitely difficult, especially with a guy who gives us 20 a night and things like that," Wright said of playing without Curry. "It's hard when one of our key players is out. We still need to find a way. We were in the game but slipped in the third quarter."
Miami's big three accounted for 20 of the Heat's 26 first quarter points -- Wade eight, Bosh and James six. The effort led the Heat to a six-point edge after the opening 12 minutes.
Ellis scored eight in the second to help the Warriors trim the Miami lead to 48-45 heading into the locker room.
The Heat started the third quarter with a 18-3 run -- capped by a Wade three- point play at the 7:50 mark. Miami's lead reached 20 when James converted a three-point play of his own with 4:16 left, and after Ellis missed a three- pointer, Wade widened the gap to 75-53 with a driving layup.
"They know when to push the button," Warriors head coach Keith Smart said of the Heat. "I think what you are starting to see from them, they are starting to not defer as much to each other, they're trying to see what is taking place and then when one guy has it going and has a mismatch they will read that."
Miami took an 84-65 lead into the fourth and expanded its advantage to a game- high 28 with 5:03 left. Wade was fouled after stealing the ball from Wright, and connected on the two free throws to make it a 100-72 game.
Miami will complete a four-game road trip when it visits Sacramento on Saturday...The Warriors turned 19 Heat turnovers into 23 points...Miami had a season-high 33 assists, and tied a season high with 15 offensive rebounds...The Heat scored 50 of their points in the paint and converted on 10-of-10 fastbreak opportunities...The Warriors have lost five straight against the Heat...Ekpe Udoh, the sixth overall selection in the 2010 NBA Draft, made his NBA debut in the fourth quarter for Golden State. He scored two points on 1-of-2 shooting...Lou Amundson scored eight and grabbed five rebounds in a reserve role for the Warriors.
- MIAMI: 106
GOLDEN STATE: 84
Dec 11 1:03 AM
- MIAMI: 84
GOLDEN STATE: 65
End of 3rd
Dec 11 12:33 AM
- MIAMI: 48
GOLDEN STATE: 45
Dec 10 11:44 PM
- MIAMI: 26
GOLDEN STATE: 20
End of 1st
Dec 10 11:10 PM
- MIAMI: 0
GOLDEN STATE: 0
1st Quarter - 15:00
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