Monday, January 23, 2017

Heat Upset Warriors

     The Miami Heat shocked the defending Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors with a 105-102 victory at American Airlines Arena on Monday night. The Heat stretched their season-high winning streak to four games.
     The Warriors entered the contest with the best regular season record in the National Basketball Association. The Heat came into the game with the second worst record in the league.
     Golden State(38-7) got out ahead 30-28 after one quarter and were up 48-46 at halftime. Miami(15-30) pulled off a spurt early in the second half and led 77-73 after three quarters. The Heat were able to hold off an 8-0 scoring run by the Warriors late in the fourth quarter.
     Kevin Durant scored a driving lay-up down the right baseline with 11.7 seconds remaining to tie it at 102-102. Dion Waiters nailed a three-point shot from the top of the arc to give Miami a 105-102 lead with 0.6 seconds left. Waiters tied his career-high which he scored in his previous game with 33 points.

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