GOLDEN STATE Warriors' Kevin Durant (35) shoots between Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow (20) and Kelly Olynyk, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday in Oakland, Calif. Warriors won, 97-80.

GOLDEN STATE Warriors’ Kevin Durant (35) shoots between Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow (20) and Kelly Olynyk, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday in Oakland, Calif. Warriors won, 97-80.

OAKLAND, Calif.

Kevin Durant had 21 points and eight rebounds to help Golden State overcome its shooting woes and beat Miami, 97-80 in a rare low-scoring outing.

Draymond Green scored 18 points with a season-high four 3s to go with nine rebounds as the defending NBA champions won for the seventh time in their last eight games, including three straight in lopsided fashion on their recent road trip.

The Warriors had scored 100 points in every regular-season game since their second to-last matchup last season, a 105-99 defeat to Utah as the regulars rested or played limited minutes ahead of the playoffs. Golden State is 3-11 over the past three seasons when held below 100 points.

Stephen Curry added 16 points and Klay Thompson 13. The Warriors shot just 36.8 percent and 11 for 32 from deep. Durant added six assists and three blocks.

James Johnson scored 21 points off the bench and Goran Dragic contributed 19 points for Miami.

Nets 98, Suns 92

PHOENIX (AP) — D’Angelo Russell had 23 points and eight assists, Joe Harris scored a season-high 18 points and Brooklyn beat Phoenix.

The Suns rallied from a 15-point first-half deficit to lead 75-74 after Jared Dudley’s layup with 9:17 to play, but the Nets went back ahead moments later and held on to end a four-game skid.

Russell scored 13 points in the fourth quarter. DeMarre Carroll added 14 points and 11 rebounds.

T.J. Warren had 20 points as the Suns lost their third straight. Devin Booker scored 18 points before fouling out late in the game.


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