Golden State Warriors: 5 Keys to Beating the Miami Heat Again

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Golden State Warriors: 5 Keys to Beating the Miami Heat Again
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Five games into the toughest month of the Golden State Warriors' 2012-2013 schedule, Dubs fans find themselves having to accept the harsh reality that this team is not invincible.

After a dominating 115-94 win against the Los Angeles Clippers at home on Jan. 2, the Warriors have dropped three of their past four games heading into their showdown with the defending champions.

Not to mention, King James will be even more determined than usual on Wednesday night as he needs just 18 points to become the youngest player ever to score 20,000 points.

The next five games after their matchup with the Heat do not get any easier, as the Warriors hit the road to play the San Antonio Spurs and the improving New Orleans Hornets. They then return home to host the Clippers and the Oklahoma City Thunder before going back on the road to face the Chicago Bulls.

If the Warriors want to see themselves still in the fifth spot of the Western Conference standings at the end of this rough stretch, they will need to have a big performance on Wednesday night.

Here are five keys for the Warriors to follow up their incredible 97-95 victory over the Miami Heat on Dec. 12. 

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