OAKLAND, California (Parlay Game) – Kevin Durant scored 39 points and DeMarcus Cousins made two free throws with 5.4 seconds to play that helped the Warriors of the state of the gold cap a return of a 19-point deficit in the first quarter to beat the Miami heat 120-118 on Sunday evening.
Durant, the Cousins rebounded on a missing pointer, scoring a foul, setting the stage for his winning free throws that gave the Warriors their eleventh double-digit return of the season, and a second in a row after amassing 17 points late in the first quarter Friday in Phoenix.
Miami overcame an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter to connect the match to a 3-pointer from Justise Winslow. Josh Richardson and Dwyane Wade then had flights and back-to-back layups to put the 118-115 Heat with 51.5 seconds to play.
Durant then tied the score with a 3-pointer and Cousins made his big shots after both teams missed the distance to give the Warriors their 15th win in 16 games.
Richardson helped Miami sneak up quickly and finished with 37 points, the highest of his career, with the help of eight 3-pointers. The servers added 24 and Winslow had 22 in the fifth defeat in six games in Miami.
The Warriors scored 12-0 early in the third quarter starting with a 3-pointer Curry to take a lead of 66-61. But Miami does not want to leave and the Warriors have to fight until the final blow to win.
The Heat racked up 24-2 early in the first quarter and quickly built a 19-point lead against the slow-moving Warriors. But Golden State scored the final six points of the frame, including a 3-pointer Jonas Jerebko reduce the deficit to 10 points after one.
Heat: Wade played despite a frightening fall on Friday in Sacramento who left him with a bruised back. "All of us would probably be in a splint right now. But it's built like Captain America, "said coach Eric Spoelstra. Wade received a standing ovation following a video tribute rendered during his last regular season game in the Bay Area, in the first quarter, before retiring after the season. Wade finished with 10 points.
warriors: F Andre Iguodala s is absent after modifying his left hamstring on Friday. … The Warriors have scored at least 100 points in 26 consecutive games, their longest series since a 36-player match in 2016-17. … Draymond Green was summoned for his eleventh technical foul early in the fourth quarter while he was looking for a goalkeeper called when Bam Adebayo was blocking Shaun Livingston"Shot down." Durant was called for his 10th later in the quarter.
FREE TALK OF AGENCY
The Warriors are tired of talking about the NBA free agency, but coach Steve Kerr was happy to participate in the baseball market. Asked about the possibility that the independent player Bryce Harper could sign with the Giants of San Francisco, the famous fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers was quite favorable.
"I'd love Bryce Harper to come here," Kerr said. "Does my opinion count? Bryce, come to the giants. Let's go! "
Heat: Visit Denver Monday.
warriors: Welcome Utah on Tuesday.