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After giving up a 24 point lead, the Miami Heat found themselves down by one with just seconds left on the clock. Heat legend Dwyane Wade came through in the clutch for the Heat, hitting a deep buzzer beating three pointer as time expired, giving Miami the huge home victory over the reigning champs 126-125.
D-Wade scored 25 points off the bench, as Heat guard Goran Dragic led the Heat in scoring, dropping 27. Warriors guard Klay Thompson led all scorers with 36 points on 14-23 shooting. Kevin Durant scored 29, and Steph Curry dropped 24 points, but the pair shot a poor 7-26 from three-point land on the night.
The game winning shot over the Warriors could be huge for the Heat. Miami is in the midst of a tight race in the Eastern Conference, as three teams, the 8th, 9th and 10th ranked teams in the east, are within a half game of each other. The win over Golden State ties the Heat with the Magic for 9th place, and puts Miami just a half game behind the Hornets, who are in the eighth and final playoff spot in the east. The Heat have a chance to draw level with the Hornets in the standings Thursday night, when Miami play the Rockets as Charlotte takes the night off. Keep an eye on the race for the last playoff spot in the east, as it looks like it will come down to the last games of the regular season to decide.
The loss to Miami gives the Warriors a second loss in three games. Golden State moves to 43-18, and is now just a half game ahead of the second place Nuggets in the Western Conference. Golden State has no time to lick their wounds, as they go again on Thursday night in Orlando to take on the Magic.