MVP and sharp shooter Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors

Curry, Leads Warriors Past Battling Heat, 118-112

MIAMI, FL, Sporting Alert – Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined to score 75 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Miami Heat 118-112 in an NBA game on Wednesday night. Download Game Box Score

Curry, who made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 38 seconds left after Hassan Whiteside blocked a long-range attempt by Draymond Green — scored 42 points, grabbed seven rebounds and seven assists and Thompson added 33 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, and had four steals for the Warriors (51-5), who won three straight.

Harrison Barnes scored 11 points and five rebounds and Draymond Green ended with 10 points and 11 boards for Golden State, which shot 46.7 percent from the floor and 46.4 percent from 3-point range.

Dwyane Wade paced the Heat with 32 points and seven assists, Hassan Whiteside collected 21 points and 13 rebounds and Luol Deng finished with 16 points and 11 boards for Miami (32-25), which had won its previous three games.

Reserve point guard Josh Richardson hit three 3-pointers and went 5-of-6 from the floor overall en route to adding 15 points off the bench and Goran Dragic had 13 points and seven assists for the Heat, who got 10 rebounds from rookie Justise Winslow.

As a team. the Miami Heat shot 46.5 percent from the floor on 40-of-86 shooting, while going 42.9 percent from long-range.

Miami shot 50 percent in the first half and led 55-51.

However, Curry and Warriors rallied in the second quarter to shoot 57 percent from long range and 51 percent from the floor overall to improve their NBA-best record this season.

The reigning MVP had 10 points in the final 1:06 of the game for the defending champions.

Curry hit six 3-pointers on Wednesday night and tied the NBA record for making a 3-pointer in 127 straight games.

Golden State is chasing the all-time regular season NBA record of 72-10, which was set by the Chicago Bulls in the 1995-96 campaign.

Meanwhile, Anderson Varejao, who came over from the Cleveland Cavaliers, made his debut for the Warriors on Wednesday night.

He went 0-of-2 from the floor and scored one point and grabbing three rebounds in 10 minutes.

The Golden State Warriors will next visit the Orlando Magic in a back-to-back fixture on Thursday.

Miami Heat, who are 6-4 in the last 10 games, are off until they visit the Boston Celtics on Saturday.

The sit fourth in the Eastern Conference standings behind the Cavaliers, while Curry and Golden are controlling things in the Western Conference.

Brittney Berreth | Staff Writer

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