Dion Waiters knocked down six 3-pointers against the Warriors Monday night but none were as big as his last, a 25-footer from the top of the key over Klay Thompson in the waning seconds that gave the Heat a dramatic 105-102 win.
Waiters scored 33 points on the night as Golden State suffered its seventh loss of the season, ending a seven-game win streak.
The Heat were ahead by as many as 10 points with five minutes remaining, but the Warriors battled back and Kevin Durant’s driving dunk tied the game at 102 with 11 seconds to play. Miami called a timeout to regroup, but Waiters called his own number on the final play.
Ricky Rubio was the maestro conducting the offense to the tune of 10 points and 17 assists — which tied a franchise record. His tenure with the team has been a rocky one, but nights like this remind basketball fans why he was so sought after a few years ago.
Andrew Wiggins poured in a team-high 28 points, while Karl Anthony-Towns dazzled on both ends of the floor by scoring 23 points with 18 rebounds and five assists.
Shabazz Muhammad, a former lottery pick, added 20 points off the bench.
Despite the loss, James Harden turned in another fine performance. The MVP-hopeful scored 33 points with 12 assists and six rebounds. Ryan Anderson added 18 points Vintage MLB Jerseys Cheap Premier League Cheap Jerseys and seven rebounds.