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Miami Heat dominate Warriors 122-105 despite Jordan Poole’s 5 threes

The rookie Poole discovered his shooting stroke in an ultimately futile effort in South Beach.

Golden State Warriors v Miami Heat Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images

The shorthanded Golden State Warriors were outclassed on the road by the Miami Heat, 122-105.

Jordan Poole led the Dubs in scoring with 20 points on 5-of-10 shooting from the field, knocking down 5-of-6 three-pointers. Alec Burks added 16 points of his own for a Golden State team that was bullied around by a ferocious Miami team.

Goran Dragic led the Heat in scoring with 20 points in a reserve role. Rookie Tyler Herro added 19 points of his own off of the bench for the squad in South Beach.

First Half

The Heat jumped out on the Warriors early, racing out to a 41-21 advantage after one quarter.

Golden State battled back and won the second quarter 37-30, thanks in huge part to the offensive efforts of Alec Burks and Jordan Poole.

Burks scored 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting after two quarters, while Poole added 11 points on 3-of-3 shooting from beyond the arc by intermission.

The Heat roasted the Warriors’ defense early, shooting 8-of-16 beyond the arc by halftime with five players in double-digit scoring.

Heat 71, Warriors 58

Second Half

The third quarter was marked by a supreme effort from the Warriors to the cut lead down to 72-66 with a little over eight minutes to go in the third. But they would climb no further. as the Heat would outscore the Dubs 24-21 in the third frame.

Miami closed the Warriors out with ease in the fourth quarter, leading to the final score.

Golden State’s next game will be Sunday when they visit the Orlando Magic to roundout their lone Florida trip of the season.