So how do you follow a decline to the worst workforce in the league?
With a wonder get from the defending champions.
Miami stormed to 64-40 advantage in the 2nd quarter, then fell at the rear of late and then edged Golden State, 126-125, on a Dwyane Wade desperation three as time expired.
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With Miami down two, Wade – who scored 25 factors on 10 for 17 shooting – fumbled the ball late, then retrieved it and banked in an off-balance three at the buzzer to snap a 6-recreation dwelling getting rid of streak.
He was smothered by teammates and jumped on the scorer’s desk immediately after the biggest get of the Heat period.
“I advised Steph [Curry] I desired that,” Wade mentioned, through Fox Sports activities Sun.
Wade shot 5 for 8 on three tips. He entered having manufactured only 1 of his final 14 threes.
Golden State arrived again from 24 down to tie the recreation at 109, then rallied from 5 down to consider the direct on a Klay Thompson three with 3:16 still left.
And Kevin Durant broke a tie with a three-stage shot, and an ensuing totally free toss, for a four-stage engage in with 1:09 still left. Thompson scored 36, Durant 29 and Steph Curry 24.
But two Wade threes in the final 20 seconds gained it for Miami.
Dragic was impressive early, scoring 25 of his 27 factors in an electrifying 74-stage first half, which was just one stage limited of the Heat file for most factors in a first half. Josh Richardson had 21 factors, including four massive threes in the 2nd half.
Both teams had been lacking their starting centers: Hassan Whiteside (strained hip) and DeMarcus Cousins (rest). Bam Adebayo (11 factors, 10 rebounds) started off at heart and Udonis Haslem got early fourth quarter minutes in only his sixth physical appearance of the period.
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