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The NBA’s best. I’m still getting used to saying that about our team and it does have a good ring to it. There’s a lot of stuff on the line in tonights Warriors vs Heat game I am also not used to hearing: We’ve got a 7 game win streak and we’re gunning for our 15th straight victory at home that ties a record set by our 89-90 squad. It’s going to be a good one at the Roaracle tonight as our Dubs look for back to back wins with Miami in town.

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports


Dude... We're 30-5!

Oracle Arena - Oakland, CA.

7:30 p.m. PST

TV: CSN Bay Area | Radio: KNBR 680

Buddy Blog: www.hothothoops.com

The Heat could be without Dwyane Wade tonight who left last night's victory over the Lakers with a mild hamstring strain, he's listed as day to day. Miami is coming into Oakland with back to back wins in LA, last night's game being a close call and escaping Staples Center with a 78-75 victory over the Lakers. (talk about a low scoring game!)

Miami's going to need to do a lot better tonight against Golden State. They were 2 of 16 on the 3-point line on Tuesday and 11 of 51 in the last 3 games. Chris Bosh has been struggling as well scoring 8 points and was 4 of 17 in shooting. On a brighter note, keep an eye on Hassan Whiteside. The center is averaging 14.6 points on 76.7% shooting. He's going to be a handful for our bigs tonight.

A lot of times when I do these game previews, there's always a handful of concerns I list about our Warriors either not executing well or finishing their shots. We've seen them blow games in the past but this isn't the case this season... The Dubs who are 12-0 against Eastern Conference teams are looking for repeat victories against the Heat after steam rolling through Miami with a 114-97 win back in November 25th. With a struggling 17-21 Miami Heat team, we have the weapons to take this game tonight.

Where do I even begin that fans don't know already? Stephen Curry had an amazing shooting night against the Jazz with 27 points (an 11 assists) The team as a whole is shooting 43.6% on the 3-point line. You've got Klay Thompson who was named Western Conference Player of the Week on Monday. He's having a career season. Coach Steve Kerr is the only first year coach in history to have 30 wins in 35 games. We're definitely seeing a great team effort from the entire squad. So many weapons to name and pieces working well together.

Prediction: Warriors continue their double digit victory with a 119-105 win over the Heat.