Heat continue road trip against Golden State
(Sports Network) – The defending world champion Miami Heat go for their third
straight victory, as they visit the Golden State Warriors tonight at ORACLE
This is the second and final meeting of the campaign between the squads. On
December 23rd, Jason Kapono came up huge off the bench for Miami, scoring 27
points to lead the Heat to a 105-92 win over the Warriors at AmericanAirlines
Miami has won two straight after losing its last two at Golden State. The Heat
have won five of the last six contests in this series.
The Heat play the fourth of a six-game road trip. All-Star Dwyane Wade
registered 29 points and came up with some big buckets late as Miami edged the
Seattle SuperSonics, 107-103, at KeyArena.
Wade added 13 assists and Kapono contributed 19 points for the Heat, who have
won two in a row after dropping five straight games. Former SuperSonics
standout Gary Payton scored 14 in the victory for Miami, while Udonis Haslem
posted a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Miami is 7-10 on the road this season. The Heat, who are 2-1 on the current
swing, will visit the Utah Jazz on Saturday at EnergySolutions Arena and the
Lakers on Monday at the Staples Center.
The Warriors have lost two in a row and play the middle contest of a three-
game homestand. Dwight Howard scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed 25
rebounds to lead the Orlando Magic to a 91-76 win over Golden State on
Wednesday at ORACLE Arena.
Monta Ellis scored 14 points in the loss to Orlando for the Warriors, who have
lost three of their last four games overall. Baron Davis ended with 13 points
for Golden State, while Kelenna Azubuike netted 11 and pulled down six
rebounds in defeat.
Golden State is a solid 14-6 at home this season. The Warriors play the first
of a home-and-home set against the Clippers on Monday at ORACLE Arena. The
Clippers are scheduled to host Golden State on Wednesday at the Staples