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Curry, Lee carry Warriors past Heat

Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Steph Curry and David Lee combined for 68 points in the Golden State Warriors' 123-114 win over the Miami Heat from American Airlines Arena.

Curry poured in a game-high 36 points with 12 assists while Lee totaled 32 points and 14 rebounds as the Warriors improved to 3-0 on their season-long seven-game road swing. They went 6-1 on a seven-game road trip last season.

Klay Thompson added 16 points and Harrison Barnes provided 15 points off the bench for Golden State, which has won seven in a row overall.

"Everybody pitched in," said Curry. "We knew it was going to take a complete 48-minute effort from every guy that stepped on the floor. Our energy was pretty high from the start."

All five Miami starters reached double figures, with LeBron James leading the way with 26 on 10-of-16 from the floor. Dwyane Wade chipped in 22, Chris Bosh had 19 and Mario Chalmers scored 17 with a team-high seven rebounds. Shane Battier made 3-of-4 from behind the arc for 11 points.

"They're a great basketball team with some all-time great players," said Warriors head coach Mark Jackson. "Tonight, we executed, we battled, we competed, we made shots and we defended at a high level."

Golden State recognized a mismatch down low right off the bat, scoring its first 13 points in the paint before Curry joined the party with a deep 3- pointer from the right wing on his first shot attempt.

Kent Bazemore capped off the highest scoring quarter against the Heat all season with a runner in the closing seconds. The Warriors shot 15-of-19 -- and 5-of-6 from the arc -- and led 38-33 after the first.

Early in the second quarter, Wade led a 2-on-1 fast break with Ray Allen, who turned back the clock with an emphatic one-hand jam plus a foul. Allen's ensuing free throw put the Heat in front, 42-39.

Golden State followed with an 8-0 run to regain control. The rest of the period featured short spurts from both teams, and the Warriors went into the break with a 65-61 edge.

Curry took over early in the third, scoring seven in a row after Lee's layup.

"There's nothing you can do," said Wade. "You contest it and hope he misses it."

Golden State led by double figures for most of the frame until Michael Beasley netted five straight for a 93-85 margin. The Warriors didn't flinch, however, with Marreese Speights drawing a charge on Beasley and knocking down a 16- footer to halt a brief Miami run and keep the hosts at arm's length.

James caught fire midway through the fourth to keep the home fans in their seats with back-to-back jumpers on the heels of a Wade 3-pointer to pull Miami within four points at 111-107.

It was 113-107 moments later when James turned it over then headed to the free throw line and missed a pair, leading to two Lee layups around a Curry corner 3. Lee's finger roll off a Bosh missed layup had the lead back to double digits, where it stayed until Chalmers' layup 29 ticks before the final buzzer capped Miami's third home loss of the season.

Game Notes

This was Curry's first 20-plus point scoring effort in five career games against Miami. His previous high was 18 ... Golden State's road trip continues in Atlanta on Friday ... Wade made two 3-pointers for just the second time this season ... The Warriors won the rebounding margin 40-31 ... Golden State shot 15-of-29 from 3-point range and 16-of-19 from the free throw line.

01/03 01:10:49 ET

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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1
 
7:00pm Tonight
MIA
CHA
Final
ATL 3
MIA 1
8th
CHC 5
ARI 2
 
6th
COL 6
SFG 5
 
5th
OAK 0
TEX 2
 
5th
SEA 0
HOU 2
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
CIN
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
KAN
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
ANA
7:07pm Tonight
TOR
BAL
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CWS
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
MIN
7:10pm Tonight
BOS
NYY
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
STL
8:10pm Tonight
MIL
SDP
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
PHI
7:00pm Tonight
MIA
CHA
8:00pm Tonight
SAN
DAL
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
POR
7:00pm Tonight
CLB
PIT
8:00pm Tonight
DAL
ANA
9:30pm Tonight
CHI
STL
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1