Wade, Heat down Warriors
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – Dwyane Wade poured in 32 points and dished out
11 assists, as the Miami Heat defeated the Golden State Warriors, 110-96, at
Shaquille O’Neal notched a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds while
Antoine Walker added 19 off the bench for Miami, which won its second straight
Gary Payton tallied 13 points, grabbed seven boards and dished out six assists
and Jason Williams added 11 points and eight assists in the victory.
Baron Davis scored 26 points and Mike Dunleavy added 21 for Golden State,
which lost its third straight game. The Warriors have lost five of their last
six homes games and their last four contests versus Miami.
Jason Richardson tallied 15 points and Derek Fisher donated 12 points in
A 9-2 burst in the second quarter pushed Miami’s advantage to 53-41. Walker
drained a trey, Wade penetrated into the lane for a layup and O’Neal converted
two slams during the spurt, and Miami took a 53-43 lead into halftime.
Richardson’s three-point play trimmed Miami’s lead to 63-58 with 6:20 to play
in the third, but the Heat countered with 13-4 run to open a 14-point edge.
Wade and Williams each tallied four points and Mourning’s dunk opened a 76-62
Payton’s three with 1:30 left in the period gave the Heat an 82-63 advantage,
but Zarko Cabarkapa made two jumpers to end the period and get the Warriors
Golden State never threatened during the final stanza and Miami coasted to
The game was tied at 26-26 after an evenly-played opening quarter.
Golden State is 9-9 at home…Miami, in the midst of a seven-game road trip,
is 9-11 on the road and 2-2 on the trip…Miami shot 59 percent from the floor
and made 10-of-18 from three-point range…Golden State made just 38.4 percent
of its shots…Udonis Haslem had six points and 10 boards in the victory.