Steph Curry scores 30 in Golden State Warriors’ easy win over Miami Heat

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MIAMI (AP) — Golden State manager Steve Kerr gave a Warriors an astonishing day off Saturday, so they could suffer some calm continue and get beach time in Miami.

It energized a reigning NBA champions.

Stephen Curry scored 30 points in 30 minutes, Kevin Durant combined 24 and a Warriors rode a large third-quarter run to lift divided and kick a Miami Heat 123-95 on Sunday night. Curry and Durant didn’t even play in a fourth quarter, removing some-more random though deserved time off.

“Just indispensable to get some object and strike a clubs,” Kerr deadpanned, a irascibility clear. “That’s what a coaches and we did. We were out all night.”

Klay Thompson scored 19 points for a Warriors, who started a second half on an 18-3 run and outscored Miami 37-17 in a third. Golden State’s lead was usually dual during a half, afterwards ballooned to 99-77 going into a fourth.

Curry — personification with a bruise finger on his sharpened palm — had 16 of his points in a initial quarter, afterwards 10 some-more in a third.

“Nothing enchanting or no tip salsa to it,” Curry said. “Just perplexing to be efficient.”

Goran Dragic scored 20 points for a Heat. They led by 8 in a early going and 36-33 after a initial quarter. The Heat afterwards scored 41 points in a subsequent 24 minutes.

“Golden State took it to a opposite level,” Heat manager Erik Spoelstra said. “What we wanted to see was a rival response.”

Starting with a layup by Curry late in a half, Golden State done 10 out of 11 shots in one stretch. Curry had dual 3-pointers in that third-quarter barrage, and his pushing measure pushed a lead out to 80-63.

At that point, he had 30 points in a game’s initial 28 1/2 minutes. He didn’t measure again, and a Warriors didn’t need most some-more assistance anyway.

“The initial half we competed with them,” Dragic said. “Second half, we didn’t.”

Golden State would eventually lead by 33. Miami was outscored by 26 in a second half.

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TIP-INS

Warriors: Shaun Livingston got ejected with 6:24 left in a initial half after going forehead-to-forehead with arbitrate Courtney Kirkland while arguing a non-call. Kirkland pronounced a ejection “was for creation earthy hit with me.” The Warriors had a pre-planned rest day for Livingston on Monday, and Kerr didn’t prove that would change. … Andre Iguodala (sore knee) didn’t play. … Golden State swept a deteriorate array with Miami.

Heat: Dion Waiters, who done a last-second 3-pointer to kick Golden State in Miami final season, shot 1 for 10. … Miami plays 6 of a subsequent 8 games on a road. … Miami was outscored 58-32 in a paint, and outrebounded 41-28.

ANOTHER ROUT

Golden State has 18 wins this season, and 8 of them have been by during slightest 20 points.

DOTING UNCLE

Charles Hinkle tweeted a video final month of a impulse he gave his nephew — 11-year-old Warriors fan Malichi Sims — tickets to this game. Curry took notice, and Sims got a night he won’t forget. The Warriors sent Hinkle and Sims a caring package for a game, Sims was on a justice pregame, shot a 3-pointer with a Warriors and had some time to speak to Curry, his favorite player. “Blew my mind,” a child said.

JETER BOOED

Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter, who may be trade NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton, sat courtside. A brew of boos and cheers were listened when he was shown on a locus screens.

HASLEM’S RINGS

Udonis Haslem’s son, Kedonis, plays football during Toledo, that won a MAC title. Between father and son, they have during slightest 11 championship rings — maybe some-more — from high school, college and pro levels. The Heat tri-captain isn’t indeed certain how many they have. “Nice small collection. Let’s keep it going,” Haslem said.

UP NEXT

Warriors: At New Orleans on Monday night.

Heat: At San Antonio on Wednesday night.

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