Add news
Король и Шут - Девушка и граф (English/Japanese cover by Even Blurry Videos feat. ICHIGO TANUKI)
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010June 2010July 2010
August 2010
September 2010October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011March 2011April 2011May 2011June 2011July 2011August 2011September 2011October 2011November 2011December 2011January 2012February 2012March 2012April 2012May 2012June 2012July 2012August 2012September 2012October 2012November 2012December 2012January 2013February 2013March 2013April 2013May 2013June 2013July 2013August 2013September 2013October 2013November 2013December 2013January 2014February 2014March 2014April 2014May 2014June 2014July 2014August 2014September 2014October 2014November 2014December 2014January 2015February 2015March 2015April 2015May 2015June 2015July 2015August 2015September 2015October 2015November 2015December 2015January 2016February 2016March 2016April 2016May 2016June 2016July 2016August 2016September 2016October 2016November 2016December 2016January 2017February 2017March 2017April 2017May 2017June 2017July 2017August 2017September 2017October 2017November 2017December 2017January 2018February 2018March 2018April 2018May 2018June 2018July 2018August 2018September 2018October 2018November 2018December 2018January 2019February 2019March 2019April 2019May 2019June 2019July 2019August 2019September 2019October 2019November 2019December 2019January 2020February 2020March 2020April 2020May 2020June 2020July 2020August 2020September 2020October 2020November 2020December 2020January 2021February 2021March 2021April 2021
News Every Day |

Back to the future: Warriors vs. Heat

Golden State Warriors vs. Miami Heat
Photo by Carlos Goldman/NBAE via Getty Images

How did Golden State do with their keys to victory against Miami?

The Golden State Warriors did some good things during their Thursday night game against the Miami Heat. They also did some really bad things, and unfortunately, the latter outnumbered the former, leading to a loss.

Let’s see how they did with their pregame keys to victory from the preview.

Bring the fight

The key: Have more energy after two rest days than the Heat, who are playing a back-to-back with traveling in between.

The outcome: After the game, Steve Kerr specifically called the Warriors out for this. The Warriors had two days off and the Heat had just played a very close game the night before ... in Indiana.

Yet Miami came out of the gate with energy and pizzaz, and the Warriors looked like they’d just eaten a few desserts at The Cheesecake Factory and needed a few hours to nap it off.

Grading the key: 1.5 out of 10.

Limit the wings

The key: Hold Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro from dynamic offensive games.

The outcome: Butler and Herro picked the Warriors apart, finding their spots all night, and getting easy looks. Butler led the Heat in both offensive categories, with 22 points and 8 assists, and shot 7-for-13, while earning 9 free throws (he also had 6 rebounds and 4 steals).

Herro hit a clean 20, while shooting 8-for-13.

The Warriors needed to put some water on the hot hands of Miami’s two best wings, but instead they put fuel on them.

Grading the key: 2.5 out of 10.

Keep Bam in check

They key: Contain Bam Adebayo.

The outcome: James Wiseman had his hands full with Miami’s young All-Star center, and while it was surely a good developmental lesson for the Warriors rookie, it wasn’t a very successful night.

Adebayo had 19 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists on the night, and while he shot just 5-for-13, he got to the free throw line 9 times, making all 9. But his defense was his biggest contribution, as he held Wiseman to just 4 points, and frequently discouraged Warriors from attacking the rim.

Grading the key: 2 out of 10.

Go off, Steph

The key: Steph Curry find a lot of threes.

The outcome: Last time. these two teams met, Curry somehow was able to find 20 threes to shoot. The problem was that he only made a quarter of them.

He wasn’t able to find quite as many looks on Thursday, but he made them at a much nicer rate, converting on 5-of-11 shots from distance en route to a highly efficient 36 points.

The Warriors did a lot of things wrong on Thursday, but Kerr said after the game that there wasn’t anything he didn’t like about Curry’s performance, which was sensational.

Grading the key: 8 out of 10.

Safe to say that performance won’t suffice against most teams.

Read also

Prince Philip’s funeral full seating plan revealed as Queen and Charles head up chapel

Saso looks to redeem self in Lotte final round

Sainz: Imola Q2 exit "exposed" lack of Ferrari F1 mileage

News, articles, comments, with a minute-by-minute update, now on — latest news 24/7. You can add your news instantly now — here
News Every Day

What is KILLING your hair and NO ONE is talking about it! - Kayley Melissa