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Curry's 36 leads Warriors past Heat, 123-114

  • Article by: TIM REYNOLDS
  • Associated Press
  • January 2, 2014 - 9:10 PM

MIAMI — Stephen Curry scored 36 points and handed out 12 assists, and David Lee scored 32 points as the Golden State Warriors beat the Miami Heat 123-114 Thursday night and extended the NBA's longest current winning streak to seven games.

Curry was 13 for 22 from the field and 8 for 15 from beyond the arc for Golden State. Lee added 14 rebounds, Klay Thompson scored 16 points and Harrison Barnes added 15 for the Warriors.

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

But the Heat allowed Golden State to shoot 56 percent, make 15 of 29 tries from 3-point range and finish with a 40-31 rebounding edge.

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