MIAMI – Stephen Curry finished his 10th career double-triple, Andrew Wiggins added 21 points, but the Warriors lost their third game in a row, falling 116-109 to the Miami Heat.

Golden State topped 10 points in the third quarter but couldn’t maintain the lead. Duncan Robinson exhausted a three-pointer near the seven-minute mark of the fourth quarter to tie the game at 100, and the two teams continued to fight hard from there. The score was tied five times in the last five minutes.

The Warriors collapsed in the final minutes, missing the last four shots. It initially seemed that the first of these four fouls would not count, as Jimmy Butler was called in for a foul in Curry’s 3-point attempt with the Warriors down three points. But after the judges met – in person and without going to the screen – the call was canceled after the review.

After the two sides traded mistakes, Butler hit the dagger with 9.5 seconds left to raise the heat by five seconds. Then Jordan Bull threw an incoming pass over Curry in the crowd, capping what was a tough night for the goalkeeper in Year 4.

This ended, with the Heat beating the Warriors 30-15 for fourth. Golden State also committed to six of the 20 moves in the final frame.

“We played three-quarters of basketball in two directions and then a lot of mistakes in the fourth,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.

Curry finished with 23 points, 13 rebounds, and 13 assists for the team. Klay Thompson added 19 points in a 7-of-19 shootout.

Butler scored 23 points, eight assists and six rebounds. Max Strauss contributed 24 points from the bench.

Wiggins was the star of the Warriors’ first half. He finished his first two quarters with 14 points and five assists, his most in a game of the season.

The Warriors entered the first half behind the heat by two, but came back to life in the third quarter. In the first three minutes, Golden State beat Miami 10-3, seven of which were scored by Thompson.

One of the highlights of the quarter came when Thompson picked Butler and that turned into a pass from behind from Curry to Wiggins, who exhausted 3 to make the score 82-72.

But the warriors could not keep their advantage.

The Warriors Reserve continues to struggle with all five players coming off the bench with a plus/negative score. Meanwhile, the Junior Warriors outnumbered the Heat when they were on the ground.

Golden State had 23 points when Paul was on the field and 23 points when JaMychal Green was on the ground.

“We’re still finding our way as a bench unit, we’re still looking at the fixtures and we’re learning a lot here at the start of the season,” Kerr said. “Overall, I was really happy with the effort. I thought the players played well to get the win, but we didn’t close the match.”

Kerr was shocked that Paul was called up for three campaigns in the night. He said the league sent a note earlier in the day to alert teams that officials would take strict action against handling the ball.

“The whole league has been doing that,” Kerr said. “I think I should start checking my email on game days.”

Another player to struggle again is James Wiseman. The 7-foot-tall quarterback made three quick fouls in five minutes in the first quarter for the second time in three games. But unlike the Charlotte Hornets losing in overtime, Wiseman returned to the match in the third quarter, replacing Kevon Looney.

Wiseman played better on his second assignment on the ground, scoring four points from two shots.

The Warriors, now numbering 3-5, got off to the defending champion’s worst start since the Dallas Mavericks opened the 2011-12 season with the same record. Golden State is still winless on the road, dropping to 0-4 away from Chase Center on the season.

The Warriors, who didn’t lose three games in a row last season until after the All-Star break, will have a day off before returning to play Thursday night in Orlando, where they will play their first game in a row. Golden State will wrap up its five-city road trip east in New Orleans on Friday.

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