The Golden State Warriors used a savvy play by a rookie and took advantage of a defensive breakdown to surprise the Miami Heat on Wednesday.
Draymond Green, a second-round draft pick out of Michigan State, made a layup with 0.9 seconds left give the Warriors a 97-75 win over the Heat.
The Heat left him open under the basket as there was miscommunication between Ray Allen and Shane Battier.
”With the last shot, Coach didn’t point out who specifically was going to take the shot,” Green said. ”We were going to find out who was open and make the best play. Of course guys are going to go with Klay (Thompson) and Steph (Curry). I just happened to be wide open and (Jarrett Jack) found me.”
Klay Thompson tied a season high with 27 points to lead the Warriors, who have won five straight…
LeBron James led Miami with 31 points as he reached the 20-point mark for the 25th consecutive game, the longest current streak in the NBA…
David Lee scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Jack added 20 points off the bench for the Warriors…
The Heat received a scare in the second quarter when Lee sent James to the floor with a flagrant foul sending James to the floor on his back.
James popped up quickly, but spent the next couple of minutes stretching out his right shoulder before knocking down the free throw and hitting a shot on the ensuing possession for a 47-43 lead.
– Reported by the Associated Press