OAKLAND — Klay Thompson, worn down from a recent illness and the rigors of an NBA season, rested for Tuesday night’s game against the Heat. But the Warriors have a luxury many don’t: lose one All-Star, disperse his shots around to three more.
Given a bump in opportunity, none of the three — Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green — parlayed it into a monster night. But all three were productive enough to fight off an injured, rebuilding Heat team, 107-95, during a workman-like win in Oracle.
The Warriors have had two recurring issues this season: turnovers and an inability to protect the defensive glass.