NBA Game Summary - Golden State at Miami
(Tuesday, March 2nd)
Final Score: Miami 110, Golden State 106
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Dwyane Wade finished with 35 points, 12 assists and six rebounds, as the Miami Heat held on for a 110-106 victory over the Golden State Warriors.
Wade was in his second game back from a left calf strain and shot 15-of-23 from the floor in helping the Heat snap a four-game losing streak. Michael Beasley and Quentin Richardson each scored 15, while Jermaine O'Neal added 14 points and 12 rebounds.
O'Neal also missed a pair of foul shots with 9.5 seconds left, keeping Miami's lead at 108-106. The Warriors had a great look for a game-tying basket after the inbound pass, as Ronny Turiaf was alone in the lane. But Turiaf mishandled Stephen Curry's pass, and Carlos Arroyo grabbed the ball before sealing the win at the foul line.
"Pretty is overrated," Wade said. "We're going to take any win we can. We've got 29 games left, any win right now is a very big win."
Anthony Morrow had 24 points to pace the Warriors, who have lost three of four. C.J. Watson added 20 points with six steals, while Curry had 18 points and eight assists. Turiaf ended with 15 points in the loss.
Golden State played a second straight game without leading scorer Monta Ellis, who is dealing with a sore back. It's likely Ellis, along with center Andris Biedrins (groin), will miss the duration of the Warriors' five-game road trip that began Tuesday.
In a close game down the stretch, Reggie Williams' jumper had the Warriors within 107-104 with 2:15 to play. O'Neal made 1-of-2 from the line at the other end, and after a miss from each team, Curry made a jumper for a 108-106 score with 1:01 left.
Miami had several chances to make it a two-possession game on the ensuing possession, but Wade's driving floater missed but Udonis Haslem's jumper was off the mark.
Turiaf got the rebound with about 15 seconds to play, and Morrow lined up a three from the left corner to potentially put the Warriors ahead. However, that bounced off the rim and O'Neal grabbed the ball before heading to the line with 9.5 seconds left.
"They were a little lucky," said Warriors head coach Don Nelson. "Thought Morrow was going to make that three, put us up one. That would have been fun and interesting. I thought we had the tie there with that great pass, thrown a little too swift. But hey, got no complaints. We played our behinds off and were able to stay in the game."
Wade scored 12 points in the opening quarter, but the Warriors were up 34-33 moving to the second thanks to 14-of-26 shooting. Neither team led by more than four points the rest of the half, and Miami was up 56-54 at the break.
The Heat trailed by one nearly midway through the third when they took control with an eight-point run. Arroyo had two baskets in the stretch, which Richardson closed with a dunk for a 74-67 advantage. Miami led by as many as 11 before taking an 86-78 advantage into the fourth.
But the Warriors opened the final frame with an 8-2 burst. Williams ended it with a three to get Golden State within 88-86, and it was close the rest of the way.
Neither Ellis nor Biedrins traveled with the Warriors for Tuesday's game. Ellis underwent an MRI exam the revealed a lower back strain, while Biedrins is set to meet with a sports hernia specialist in Philadelphia next Monday...Williams and Anthony Tolliver each scored 10 for Golden State...Miami sank 21-of-31 free throws, while the Warriors made just 9-of-17.
03/03 01:27:20 ET