San Francisco, United States (AFP) – Steph Curry sealed a stunning late fightback to help the Golden State Warriors to a 120-112 overtime victory over the Miami Heat on Wednesday.
Curry scored eight of the final 11 points, including a superb late three-pointer, to finish with a 25-point haul and complete a remarkable comeback at San Francisco’s Chase Center.
The Warriors had looked to be heading for a heavy defeat after Miami surged into a 61-46 half-time lead.
Miami maintained that cushion for much of the second half, and led by a hefty 14-point margin at 99-85 with just over six minutes remaining.
But after struggling to find their range throughout, the Warriors suddenly discovered their shooting touch and blitzed Miami 35-13 over the remainder of the game.
Curry, who made only eight of 25 attempts from the field, was backed with 26 points from Kent Bazemore off the bench, while Andrew Wiggins and Kelly Oubre each had 23 points.
“Everyone was missing shots from all over the court, even wide open ones,” Curry said. “That’s just basketball for you. It humbles you. But if you put the work in, eventually they’ll fall. Thankfully they did.”
Bam Adebayo led the Miami scoring with 24 points while Jimmy Butler added a triple double with 13 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists.