SAN FRANCISCO — — As slick as ever at the start of his 14th NBA season, Stephen Curry rocked Tyler Herro and made it so easy.
Curry scored 10 of 33 points in a tight fourth quarter to go along with nine assists and seven rebounds, leading the Golden State Warriors past the Miami Heat 123-110 on Thursday night.
He thumped his chest with both hands and squealed in delight after a dazzling streak in which he crossed twice to lose Herro, then pulled back and sank a 3-pointer with 5:32 remaining that put Golden State ahead. 108-100.
“It was a good decision,” said teammate Draymond Green. “He got to the place he wanted. Once he got Tyler to open his back leg, he was kind of dead by then. Steph is amazing and he’s playing great for start this year, which is expected. He keeps getting better, which is scary that this guy keeps getting better. It’s quite interesting and fun to watch.”
Curry made a driving lay-up at 3:15, a 3 at 2:40 and a long jump at 2:04 to seal it. He scored 30 or more points in all four home games.
Andrew Wiggins added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Warriors, and Klay Thompson had 19 points with five 3s.
Jordan Poole got into the paint and made a nice pass around Bam Adebayo’s waist to hit Ty Jerome, who knocked down a 3-pointer with 9:36 left for a 100-92 lead, then Poole’s jumper at 8:07 did 102 -94.
Jimmy Butler scored 27 points, Adebayo 26, and Kyle Lowry had 12 points and eight assists for Miami in the second straight game after a 119-98 win at Portland on Wednesday.
“I thought it was our best game defensively, which doesn’t mean a lot considering the other four. It felt like a more typical Warriors performance where we would regularly stop and then get out and run,” coach Steve Kerr said. “…Other than a few reckless turnovers, I thought it was the best we’ve played at both ends, and of course Steph was just sublime. What he does is amazing. He goes through any who. It doesn’t matter who’s on him, he gets right into the teeth of defense, finishes, finds guys. He’s been spectacular here to start the year.
Lowry missed a top 3 with 6:11 left that would have tied it, then Kevon Looney dived moments later as the Warriors bounced back from a 134-105 at Phoenix on Tuesday in which a frustrated Thompson was ejected for the first time. in his career.
Two nights later, Thompson played an extended 29 minutes. Curry’s Splash Brother is still working to rack up his full minutes and had been 8 of 28 from 3-point range, missing all five attempts against the Suns on Tuesday before a 5-for-14 outing against the Heat.
The Warriors unveiled their San Francisco Generation Thrive Space at Chase Center.
It is a free place for teachers and educators or educational community groups to hold gatherings, meetings or as a small workspace. It can be used by nonprofit leaders and educators for professional development or to provide health and wellness resources.
President and COO Brandon Schneider announced $2.42 million in grants from the Warriors Community Foundation, a single-season record.
Heat: C Omer Yurtseven is making progress from a left ankle impingement during rehab at home in Miami. “We just wanted to get him checked out and then he’ll train there and hopefully be able to step up when we come back,” coach Erik Spoelstra said. … The Heat have lost the last three to the Warriors and also three in a row at home to Golden State.
Warriors: The Warriors had 30 assists. … Golden State marked the seven-year date of the start of an NBA-record 24-game winning streak to start the 2015-16 season. … G Donte DiVincenzo (left hamstring) missed his second game in a row and will not play on the team’s next trip while veteran F Andre Iguodala is yet to play as the team monitors its throbbing left hip in an effort to keep him healthy for the long haul.
Heat: In Sacramento Saturday night.
Warriors: Open a five-game East Coast road swing in Charlotte on Saturday night. The Warriors have lost the last three on the road to the Hornets.
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