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Warriors score last six points, beat Heat on Green’s layup

Dec 12, 2012, 11:55 PM EDT

Miami had this.

Golden State had led most of the second half and were getting buckets from Klay Thompson — a fearless gunner who finished with 27 — and David Lee, who was getting his buckets in the paint on his way to 22 on the night. Then there was Jarrett Jack, who had 20 and was running the point efficiently. Golden State was making a statement that they are not just lucky early in the season, they can play.

But you knew the Miami run would come. It did. They went on an 11-4 run in the fourth quarter to grab the lead and took a four point lead 95-91 with 3:18 left when LeBron James outworked everybody on the boards and got it to Dwyane Wade for a floater in the lane.

But those were the final points Miami would score. And if there is one thing Golden State can keep doing, it is score.

They cut it to two on a Stephen Curry jumper, then they tied it on their next possession with some free throws from Lee.

Then they won it on the possession you see above. The play was designed to go to one of several triggers the Heat blew up, so the next option goes to Thompson who comes off a Draymond Green screen and that is when it happens — Battier leaves Green to cut off a pass to Thompson, the best shooter on the floor (which is the high percentage move by Battier). Then Green dives to the basket uncovered, Jack hits him with the pass and on quick layup later Heat get beat at home. Because of a defensive lapse. Again.

By the way, LeBron had 31 for the Heat. I don’t think he cares much about that tonight.

  1. buffalowned - Dec 13, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    Gotta wonder why Allen was even on the floor after a timeout and no shot clock for the warriors..oh yeah..Erik spoelstra

  2. brianjoates - Dec 13, 2012 at 12:28 AM

    No problem, take it easy during the regular season and become the first 8 seed to win an NBA title. The Heat just need to be healthy for the playoffs, seeding doesn’t matter. Sure home court would be nice, but its not like they can’t win on the road during the playoffs.

    • packfaninvikeland - Dec 13, 2012 at 1:22 AM

      I am a heat hater and I agree, come playoff time they know what to do. But a Defensive meltdown that they better correct before then.

    • eventhorizon04 - Dec 13, 2012 at 2:00 AM

      …….They’re currently on pace to be a 2-seed.

  3. asublimeday - Dec 13, 2012 at 12:31 AM


  4. asublimeday - Dec 13, 2012 at 12:32 AM

    They’re basically on the road during the home games. Those fans are awful, and they constantly sell their tickets.

    • dko83 - Dec 13, 2012 at 2:54 AM

      Haha, absolutely. Not shown: All Heat fans just getting to their seats 5 minutes before that play happened.

    • blueintown - Dec 13, 2012 at 7:58 AM

      Maybe they should start awarding championships based on attendance. Then your incessant ramblings would matter.

      • eventhorizon04 - Dec 13, 2012 at 8:17 AM

        At least he’s not complaining that Miami Heat fans wear “untucked collared shirts” and “designer jeans,” like a hilarious Spurs fan did in the comments a week or so ago.

        I suppose being accused of not “tucking in shirts” and “buying jeans in a mall” count as insults wherever that guy’s from.

    • cantonbound13 - Dec 13, 2012 at 10:16 AM

      They’re uneducated bandwagon fans. Ever go to a game when they play the Knicks or Bulls? Atleast 40% of the crowd are not Heat fans. They have the worst fan base in the NBA.

      • blueintown - Dec 13, 2012 at 10:36 AM

        And this matters why?

      • thenmoveback - Dec 13, 2012 at 11:02 AM

        Uneducated fans? You are the uneducated one, miamis fans base is smaller because half the ppl that live in south Fla were born in NY NJ Penn and moved there. And who can blame them, why live in a overpopulated crap whole city filled with ppl like cantonbound13, spike lee and fireman Ed when you can relax on the beach in December with beautiful women by your side. So if u love ur team and city sooooooo much MOVE BACK and get off my beach. And have fun thinking the knick are a better team then the Heat because of 2 games cant wait for the playoff!! Get educated fool and wear some pants everyone can see ur boner for Lebron.

      • cantonbound13 - Dec 13, 2012 at 12:24 PM

        @moveback: thanks for proving my point about the uneducated fans. I also forgot classless, thank you for reminding me.

      • thenmoveback - Dec 14, 2012 at 5:59 PM

        Oh get off ur high horse like ur a perfect person. I explained y south fla has less home town fans and gave u advice to cover up ur shame. But if hating on Lebron and miami gets you through the day who am I’m to judge u.

  5. jerdogthompson - Dec 13, 2012 at 1:05 AM

    Good for the Warriors, they have played well so far this season. I’m sure they were up a lot more than Lebron and gang on this one FO sure.

  6. eventhorizon04 - Dec 13, 2012 at 2:01 AM

    Good game by the Warriors.
    Not a GSW fan, but I think they’re a top-6 seed in the West if they stay healthy all year.

  7. 1972wasalongtimeago - Dec 13, 2012 at 6:24 AM

    GS played great. This Thompson guy was incredible. and Jarret Jack is on the “Jamal Crawford Memorial All-Star Team” of noted Heat killers. he was great too.

    Those last 3 minutes were tough to watch. But sometimes the ball doesn’t go in. The 2 turnovers and the defensive breakdown however is not something that should happen. But, as Dan Dierdorf would say, “Major Kudos” to Golden State and Mark Jackson. Nice Unis too.

    • cantonbound13 - Dec 13, 2012 at 6:56 AM

      Did you sign the petition to reinstate Tim Donoghy? That’s the Heats only hope.

      • 1972wasalongtimeago - Dec 13, 2012 at 7:45 AM

        More partial to Jack Donoghy. Well played Lemon.

  8. cantonbound13 - Dec 13, 2012 at 6:54 AM

    Hahahaha!!! Classic LeChoke! Can you feel the heat up in your soul bandwagoners?

  9. gmsingh - Dec 13, 2012 at 7:24 AM

    Did LeBron have an explanation for Wade’s scintillating 14 point performance? Or should we just assume that Sir Charles was right in the first place and move on?

  10. rickyspanish - Dec 13, 2012 at 7:53 AM


    Ask Chicago and San Antonio fans how important it is to be regular season champs. You know the post season is different. Everyone here has noticed how you like to bring up the history of LeBo being a “choker” (for some reason you leave the championship they just won out). Maybe you should consider the playoff pedigree of your team’s star player, 16-36. Enjoy the futility, fool.

    • eventhorizon04 - Dec 13, 2012 at 8:10 AM

      What’s really funny is that Cantonbound complains about ProBasketball Talk being obsessed about the Heat in general and LeBron in particular, but he himself talks about the team and LeBron all the time.

      I understood the constant negative attention from him when the Knicks were a bad team, but you’d think with his Knicks team finally winning regularly, he’d shift his focus to his own team.

      • cantonbound13 - Dec 13, 2012 at 12:38 PM

        It’s more fun dealing with arrogant, sensitive, bandwagon Heat fans.

    • cantonbound13 - Dec 13, 2012 at 8:39 AM

      Ricky!!! You’re ok. Haven’t heard from you. Thought INS found you. Good to see you’ve dodged them.

      • rickyspanish - Dec 13, 2012 at 6:37 PM

        I’m not going anywhere, friendo.

    • cantonbound13 - Dec 13, 2012 at 12:27 PM

      Ah Ricky, do you realize your beloved Heat actually hang banners in their arena for regular season division titles? That’s sad & I guess you’re bashing them also.

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