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Miami Heat Visit Golden State Warriors: Game 10 Preview

Miami invades California for road games against Golden State tonight and the Los Angeles Clippers tomorrow.

The Miami Heat will be visiting the Golden State Warriors in the Oracle Arena tonight. It's the only meeting this season between the two teams. For the Heat, This is the third game of a five game roadtrip. They won a triple overtime affair against the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday, 116-109 before handily defeating the New Jersey Nets on Saturday, 101-90. They go on to face the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday and the Denver Nuggets next Friday before returning home for a five game homestand. The Warriors will be playing in the second game of a three game homestand. They lost to the Utah Jazz, 88-87 on Saturday and go on to host the Orlando Magic on Thursday before heading out for a four game roadtrip.

The two teams last met on January 1, 2011 of last season. Miami posted a 114-107 victory that night, as LeBron James scored 25 points along with 10 assists and seven rebounds. Dwyane Wade added 25 points and eight assists, and Chris Bosh threw down 20 points along with 11 rebounds. Dorell Wright led four Warriors in double figures with 30 points.

NBA-Golden State Warriors vs Miami Heat Game Recap Highlights 1/1/11 (via MiamiHeatHighlightHD)

LeBron James returned to the court after being out with a sore foot to lead Miami with 32 points, nine assists and seven rebounds. Chris Bosh chipped in 16 and Udonis Haslem pitched in with a double dozen, 12 points and 12 rebounds. Kris Humphries led New Jersey with 25 points and 12 rebounds.

[HD] NBA Miami Heat Vs NJ Nets Game Recap 01/07/2012 (via NBAHiighlights)

The Utah Jazz took care of Golden State on Sunday night, 88-87. Monta Ellis led the Warriors with 32 points in the losing effort while David Lee chipped in 13 points to go along with 15 boards. Gordon Hayward led Utah with 18 points.

Starting Lineups:

Miami Heat:

PG - Mario Chalmers

SG - James Jones

SF - LeBron James

PF - Chris Bosh

C - Joel Anthony

Golden State Warriors:

PG - Charles Jenkins

SG - Monta Ellis

SF - Dorell Wright

PF - David Lee

C - Kwame Brown

Common Thread:

Warriors starting small forward Dorell Wright totalled 211 games over six seasons in Miami, scoring six points, four rebounds and one assist in 20 minutes per game for the Heat.

Team Milestones:

James Jones needs three more three-pointers to pass Jamal Mashburn into 14th, with 211.

Chris Bosh needs 12 free throws to reach 433, placing him in 20th, passing John Salley.

Udonis Haslem needs five assists to move him past Rony Seikaly into 19th, with 574.

Two more assists for LeBron James will put him in 17th on the All-Time list, passing Jamal Mashburn with a total of 617.


Team Leaders:


LeBron James, 30.1

Chris Bosh, 20.1

Dwyane Wade,18.8


Udonis Haslem,10.3

Chris Bosh, 8.2

LeBron James, 7.6


LeBron James, 7.6

Dwyane Wade, 6.5

Mario Chalmers, 4.7


LeBron James, 2.0

Mario Chalmers, 1.9

Norris Cole, 1.6


Dwyane Wade, 2.0

Chris Bosh, 1.0

LeBron James, 0.9

Photographs by, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.