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Preview: Warriors face Heat in battle of teams with title hopes

Welcome to Miami! Golden State looks to snap losing streak in second game of a back-to-back.

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The Golden State Warriors just suffered their third straight loss, this time to the lowly Orlando Magic. The 20-win Magic knocked the Warriors off 94-90 in Florida, giving Dub Nation another worrisome night with the playoffs looming only ten games away.

Golden State is tied for the third best record in basketball with the opponent they’ll be facing Wednesday night, the Miami Heat. Los Heat have the best record in the Eastern Conference and always present a formidable challenge for GSW, even when they have Stephen Curry available. The two-time MVP will miss his third contest in a row as he does his best to recover from a foot injury before the postseason begins.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr gave his assessment of the team after the game, and let’s just say the greatest coach in Golden State history wasn’t very pleased with what his guys did in that contest:

Wellp, if they wanna get back in the win column they’ll have to knock off a Miami team that has championship desires. Miami lost their last contest to the Joel Embiid-and-James-Harden-less Philadelphia 76ers but return home to the friendly confines of South Florida where they are 26-9 to face the Warriors. Ruh roh, the Heat and Dubs are two teams with elite records who are coming off stunning losses to teams they should have beat.

Jimmy Butler, Victor Oladipo, Caleb Martin, and Tyler Herro are all listed as questionable for the contest with Gabe Vincent listed as out. DraftKings has GSW +225 on the moneyline.

Golden State Warriors at Miami Heat

March 23rd, 2022 | 4:30 PT

Watch: NBC Sports Bay Area | Listen: 95.7 The Game

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Who ya got, Warriors or Heat?

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  • 71%
    The Warriors are reeling and Miami is too good at home
    (65 votes)
  • 28%
    Jimmy Butler will incite an Andrew Wiggins revival game and Golden State wins
    (26 votes)
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