Recap: Warriors 92, Heat 105- We Need a Little... Kapono?

Tonight ugly was spelled K-A-P-O-N-O for the Warriors. Who knew the Warriors could go arctic cold in South Beach?

Final Box Score

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JRich couldn't believe it, BD couldn't watch, Adonal couldn't stop crying...
(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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and Dunleavy couldn't work his charm with the refs.
(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

A Simple Explanation for the L
It's not rocket science.

  • The Warriors shot themselves out of the building with their ice cold 37.4% shooting. That was frozen tundra cold. Burrrr! Props to Alonzo Mourning for making the Warriors lives miserable tonight. (Actually, that didn't come out right, but you get the point).

 

  • Over the course of 82 games playing 48 minutes of zone just isn't going to cut it in the NBA. Random "super stars" like Jason Kapono will kill you, which is precisely what happened tonight. Kapono embarrassed the Warriors with a career high 27 big ones. I swear I didn't even know this UCLA product was still in the NBA till this evening.
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    Please make it stopping raining Kapono in South Beach.
    (Photo by Victor Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

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    No really. Please make it stop.
    (Photo by Victor Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

SportsCenter Highlights
These were pretty inconsequential, but Foyle threw it down on Zo and Monta had a silly finish on a beautiful drive. Also, JRich came out firing in the first half and knocked down a lot of nice shots. So here they are:

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FOYLE TO THE RIM!
(Photo by Victor Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Money Monta with a money finish!
(Photo by Victor Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The real JRich made an appearance in the 1st half!
(Photo by Victor Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Aside from that tonight was K-A-P-O-N-O.

Dwyane "Question" Wade
He might not have had the most eye-popping stat line, but DWade was amazing to watch tonight. Every time Wade did something tonight a different question popped into my mind:

  • How did he do that?
  • When are the Warriors going to start guarding this guy?
  • He did what?
  • Why did the refs gave him that phantom foul?
  • Can we get this guy? Pretty please?
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    The Dubs need someone to protect the house real bad.
    (Photo by Victor Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Injuries Piling Up
If you didn't catch tonight's game, be thankful you didn't have to see Monta's arm injury or Anthony Roberson's leg injury. Monta was down on the floor for several minutes in a lot of pain after running into James Posey. It wasn't a pretty sight. Neither was Roberson limping off the court after landing funny going up for a board. Let's hope both of these good fellas get some rest and don't have serious injuries. The same goes for Mickael Pietrus and Troy Murphy.

Warrior Wonder
In stark contrast to the magical win last night, there really wasn't anything wonderful about this game for the Warriors. It wasn't nearly as close as the score indicated. However, one thing that did stand out for the Dubs was Matt Barnes rebounding from a poor first half to chip in a brilliant second half that kept the game from being a complete embarrassment. Barnes finished with 20 points, 12 boards, 5 dimes, 2 interceptions, and 1 swat. Sure the numbers are meaningless in this type of a loss, but these are the type of efforts that let the Warriors fly home with their heads not completely down.

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Matt Barnes didn't quit.
(Photo by Victor Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

The good news is that wonderful things are in store for the Warriors this week. They'll be at home to take on the Allen Iverson-less 76ers and the Paul Pierce-less Celtics. It should be two easy wins, but then again let's take it one game at a time.

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