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Curry scores 40, Warriors beat Heat

Nov 26, 2014 - 6:57 AM Miami, FL ( - Golden State star Stephen Curry scored just 23 points over his previous two games.

He erupted for a season-high 40 on Tuesday.

Curry shot 8-of-11 from behind the arc and contributed seven assists and six rebounds to lead the Warriors to a 114-97 win over the Miami Heat.

"I had some guys set me some screens that helped me get going," Curry said. "It was a big night."

Klay Thompson added 24 points for the Warriors, who improved to 6-1 on the road this season with their sixth straight win overall.

Andrew Bogut was questionable to play with an orbital contusion that he suffered on Sunday against Oklahoma City, but he powered through the injury and contributed eight points, 10 rebounds and five assists.

Chris Bosh had 26 points and nine boards to pace Miami, which was without Dwyane Wade (hamstring) for the seventh straight game.

"They played their best basketball in the fourth quarter, we got caught in some possessions. Their defense stepped up," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.

The Heat are 3-4 without Wade this season.

After shooting a scorching 62.7 percent through three quarters, Golden State made just one field goal over the opening 7 1/2 minutes of the final stanza.

Miami failed to capitalize however, only scoring nine points during that stretch. Thompson's 3 from the right wing ended the drought and gave the Warriors a 99-95 lead.

Curry then hit two free throws and was pure on a pull-up triple in Shabazz Napier's face, extending the margin to 104-95.

Thompson's jumper out of a timeout capped a 14-0 run that helped the league's best road team pull away.

Mario Chalmers scored 13 of his 14 points in the first quarter, and the Heat made five of their 10 triples to lead 36-30.

Miami led 62-61 after a high-scoring first half.

Game Notes

The Warriors are 2-0 on a five-game road trip ... Golden State shot 57.3 percent and held the Heat to 38.8 percent ... Miami has lost four of its last five home games ... Golden State has won three in a row in Miami.