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Heat set for showdown with Warriors

Miami hosts best in the West

Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra addresses reporters ahead of the Warriors matchup
Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra addresses reporters ahead of the Warriors matchup

MIAMI – If the Miami Heat are going to extend their season-long 3-game winning streak, they are going to have to earn it.

Monday night the Golden State Warriors come to South Florida.

Coach Erik Spoelstra said "We'll be tested in a different way tonight."

The Warriors are the defending Western Conference Champions.

They added superstar Kevin Durant in the offseason.

Golden State's record is 38-6, best in the West.

The Heat are 14-30.

Spoelstra said, "Ultimately, you want to play against the best to measure yourself, you have to throw yourself out there.  You can't be too cool for school.  You can't be afraid to put yourself out there so you don't look like you're getting beat. "

Spoelstra added, "When they're playing at their highest level, it looks like they are playing a different sport."


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