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Warriors stay hot with 123-114 win over Heat

  • David Lee drives to the basket as Miami Heat's Shane Battier defends during the first half on Thursday. (LYNNE SLADKY / Associated Press)

MIAMI — Game-high in points. Game-high in assists. Game-high in steals. Oh, and for good measure, he made as many 3-pointers as the entire Miami Heat roster.

Stephen Curry had another night to remember.

And the Golden State Warriors continued their surge.

Curry finished with 36 points, 12 assists, four steals and made eight 3-pointers, David Lee finished with 32 points and 14 rebounds, and the Warriors ran past the Heat 123-114 Thursday night to extend the NBA's longest current winning streak to seven games.

“Curry was spectacular,” Warriors coach Mark Jackson said. “If he doesn't make the All-Star team, I might retire.”

If the Heat had a vote, Jackson's job would be safe.

“One of the best shooters this NBA will see,” Heat star LeBron James said. “I mean, if you can find a better shooter than him right now, especially with the way he handles the ball — and the light that he has, it's more than green, it's fluorescent — you just hope that he misses.”

He did miss a few. Just not very many.

Curry was 13 for 22 from the floor, 8 of 15 from beyond the arc. Lee made 13 of 17 shots. The Warriors made 15 3-pointers; the Heat managed only eight.

“It's a good experience against a championship-caliber team,” Curry said. “They know how to get it done so to come in here and play the way we did, it shows we're on the right path.”

Klay Thompson scored 16 points and Harrison Barnes added 15 for the Warriors.

James scored 26 points and Dwyane Wade added 22 for the Heat, who had all five starters in double figures. Chris Bosh scored 19, Mario Chalmers had 17 and Shane Battier added 11 for Miami.

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