The Golden State Warriors remain perfect at home—Stephen Curry was his usual dazzling self Monday night, dropping in a game-high 31 points as the defending NBA champs held off the visiting Miami Heat 111-103.
The reigning MVP also added six assists, and only had a single turnover.
Draymond Green chipped in with 22 points, twelve rebounds and six dimes as the Dubs reached 36 wins.
Per the SF Chronicle:
The reserves helped the Warriors become the fifth team in NBA history to win 36 straight regular-season home games — eight off the NBA record of 44 consecutive wins established by the Chicago Bulls from March 30, 1995 to April 4, 1996. […] The Warriors got halfway to the Bulls’ 72-win season three games before the league’s halfway point.
The reserves “were huge,” said Curry, who scored a game-high 31 points and dished out six assists to one turnover. “The starters got out to some leads and kind of let those slip, and the bench came in and provided a huge punch of energy … Everybody came in ready to play. The starters played well, but we didn’t sustain it. They came in, took control of the game and got us to the finish line.”
Dwyane Wade had 20 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds for Miami, which had won eight of its past 11 trips to Oakland. The Heat also got 15 points apiece from Chris Bosh (12 rebounds) and Gerald Green as they ran the Warriors off the three-point arc and forced them into 7-for-23 shooting from distance. […] Miami center Hassan Whiteside, who mocked small-ball lineups and started a Twitter beef with Green last summer, did not play because of knee tendinitis. Without the 7-footer, the Heat played small ball the entire game — unless you count 6-10 Amar’e Stoudemire (four minutes, 44 seconds) as a big.