Klay Thompson scored 27 points for Golden State on Wednesday, leading the Warriors to a 97-95 victory over Miami at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Bettors who backed the Warriors were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 8.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 206.5.
Golden State got 22 points from David Lee and another 20 points from Jarrett Jack. Stephen Curry contributed 7 assists, while David Lee cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.
The Heat got a 31-point performance from LeBron James, who was supported by 21 points from Chris Bosh. LeBron James had 5 assists in a losing cause for Miami, while Chris Bosh grabbed 13 rebounds.
The Warriors hit the break leading 53-52 before taking care of business in the second half.
Golden State had a 40-38 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Next game, Golden State takes its act on the road to face Orlando looking for another win. For Miami, they head home to face Washington.