DAfter three losses in a row, the last against a very poor Orlando Magic throughout the season, the Golden State Warriors took a breath (104-118) perhaps in a duel in which no one expected him: during his visit to the Miami HeatEastern leaders, and without Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson y Draymond Green.
Jordan Poole (30 points and 9 rebounds) led this great victory for the Warriors while Kyle Lowry (26 points and 9 assists) was the best of some Heat in which one of the most tense moments of the season was experienced when his star Jimmy Butler and his trainer Erik Spoelstra had to be separated when they almost come to blows.
A bad start in the second half, finished off with a 19-0 run was the trigger of a succession of discussions on the bench that ended with the player and the coach throwing themselves in the face of different situations of the clash. The tension reached a point where the rest of the members of the Heat had to separate Butler, Spoelstra and also Udonis Haslem.who positioned himself on the side of his coach.
“There are moments like this that you can take advantage of in a season to catapult yourself,” Spoelstra said. “We can get stronger together through frustration and disappointment. Teams can also go the other way. I don’t see that with our group. Not in our locker room. But We needed a kick in the ass.”