Green, Durant star as Warriors put Heat on ice

Green, Durant star as Warriors put Heat on ice

Green, Durant star as Warriors put Heat on ice

"It's not like we were missing a ton of wide-open shots".

Kevin Durant scored 21 points, Draymond Green had a season-high 18 points and nine rebounds, and Golden State defeated Miami 97-80 in a defensive struggle.

"There's going to be games like that", Durant said. "Tonight was kind of a testament to that". Golden State shook off a slow start and poured in 43 points in the third quarter on their way to the win. "I can barely walk", Gallinari said Monday. This team, we have a lot of respect for them. "You have a chance if you're playing on the road, if you're playing this kind of defense".

Curry added 16 points and Klay Thompson 13.

The Warriors came into the game averaging 120.7 points per game and shooting 52.6 percent from the field, both National Basketball Association bests. He went 10-for-10 from the line overall.

"Minutes is earned, man. Minutes is earned on this team", he said. "This was a great, great test for us".

Monday's game will be a homecoming for Miami's Tyler Johnson, a former St. Francis High of Mountain View star who contributed 19 points toward Sunday's win.

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Thompson missed his first four 3-point tries before connecting late in the first half as Golden State took a 50-37 lead into intermission.

Both teams were cold shooting in the early going - Golden State 29.2 percent in the first quarter to 38.1 by Miami, which committed seven of its 23 turnovers in the period. If Gallinari is in fact sidelined, Wesley Johnson would likely be the main beneficiary; Johnson played a season-high 33 minutes Sunday, finishing with six points (3-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt), five rebounds, one assist and one block.

Kerr offered condolences and thoughts to victims of the Texas church shooting that killed 26 - not to mention a strong message on gun control.

"This game was kind of in our wheelhouse if you play more intensely", Dragic said. "To solve it, I think we nearly have to look at it like a public health issue". I know he gets it.

"This has got to be a public safety issue, a public health issue. He's our player. We love him, and this is the only thing that matters".

The Heat controlled the tempo throughout most of the first half.

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