Heat Index: Miami Heat Keep It Close In Predictable Loss to Warriors

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WARM – Chris Andersen, James Ennis, Shawne Williams, Shabazz Napier

January 14, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Miami Heat guard Shabazz Napier (13, right) dribbles against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) on a pick set by Heat center Hassan Whiteside (21) during the first quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

C. <em>Stats: 12 Min, 1-1 FG, 0-0 3FG, 0-0 FT, 3 REB, 0 AST, 0 STL, 0 BLK, 0 TO, 2 PTS</em> <p>Chris Andersen came off the bench for Whiteside tonight. That seemed to effect him more than Whiteside, getting just 12 minutes and not impacting the game very much. He was pushed around some under the basket but nothing too concerning. With only 12 minutes he just didn’t get much of a chance.</p>. C. Miami Heat. CHRIS ANDERSEN

C. <em>Stats: 14 Min, 1-2 FG, 0-0 3FG, 2-2 FT, 4 REB, 1 AST, 0 STL, 0 BLK, 1 TO, 4 PTS</em> <p>Ennis showed some aggression later in the game and grabbed some solid rebounds. The Heat got a lot from him in the form of general activity. Ennis likes to move around. Once he gets that shot to fall consistently he could be an interesting shoot-off-the-screen in the mold of Rip Hamilton.</p>. SG. Miami Heat. JAMES ENNIS

C-. <em>Stats: 18 Min, 2-4 FG, 1-3 3FG, 0-0 FT, 1 REB, 1 AST, 1 STL, 0 BLK, 1 TO, 5 PTS</em> <p>With Granger struggling, Shawne Williams got some minutes tonight and hit a few shots. That’s what he does. This game might be a sign of seeing more Neon Shawne in the future.</p>. F. Miami Heat. SHAWNE WILLIAMS

<em>Stats: 33 Min, 3-7 FG, 1-3 3FG, 3-4 FT, 2 REB, 6 AST, 1 STL, 0 BLK, 3 TO, 10 PTS</em> <p>Shabazz Napier got the start at point guard tonight and clearly outplayed the Disaster Duo. He seemed a little rough running the offense, but what do you expect from a guy yanked in and out of the rotation? He got better as the game went on and that’s encouraging. Just start this guy for now on.</p>. PG. Miami Heat. SHABAZZ NAPIER. C+

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