Warriors power past Miami

05 December 2017 03:59:21 GMTPlus11

In recent years the Golden State Warriors have been a team that makes it a point to turn it up a notch in the third quarter.

They did so again on Sunday as the visitors outscored the Miami Heat by twenty points after the break to cruise to a 123-95 triumph at the American Airlines Arena in South Beach.

The Warriors scored 37 points in the third quarter and only allowed 17 points. This season Golden State is +160 in plus/minus during the third quarter, which is by far the best in the NBA.

Surprisingly the visitors have only a +9 in the first quarter, with the Warriors taking a little bit to warm up before usually blowing out their opponents.

Leading the way for Golden State was Stephen Curry, as the 29-year old former back-to-back NBA Most Valuable Player scored a game high 30 points while grabbing two rebounds and dishing out three assists.

Curry is currently dealing with a sore finger in his shooting hand, but the injury is believed to be just something that the point guard will have to get used to until it heals.

Golden State jumped out to a 33 point lead in the second half before resting their stars down the stretch, with Curry only playing 30 minutes for the game.

The visitors are now on a three-game winning streak and have won seven of their last ten contests.

In defeat Goran Dragic led the way for the Heat, with the 31-year old shooting guard from Ljubljana, Yugoslavia scored a team high 20 points while grabbing three rebounds.

The Warriors are 1.57 to retain the NBA Finals crown this season, while it is 2.35 on any another team landing the finals win.

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