Warriors takeaways: What we learned in 122-105 blowout loss to Heat

Logan Murdock

MIAMI -- In a season that's coming with an abundance of lessons, the Warriors got schooled once again Friday in a 122-105 loss to the Miami Heat

Miami left no doubt to start, taking a 20-point first-quarter lead on the way to its seventh straight home win. 

Despite a subpar night from Jimmy Butler, the Heat shot over 50 percent from the field and 3-point range, carving up the Warriors for much of the night. 

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Friday's loss was the first of the Warriors' five-game road trip, offering a glimpse of what the Warriors shouldn't do going forward. Here are three takeaways. 

Slow start

The undermanned Warriors did something they can ill afford to do much this season, trailing early against a superior team. On Friday, the succumbed to a familiar habit, as Miami outscored Golden State 41-21 in the first quarter. 

The Heat shot 76 percent through 12 minutes, making 16 of their first 21 shots. Guard Duncan Robinson scored 12 of his 17 points in the quarter, hitting four of the Heat's six 3-pointers and helping the home team build a big lead. 

As one of the worst teams in the league, the Warriors' young core has a lot of lessons to learn. Chief among them is the ability to stifle a team from the start. Friday was yet another example of Golden State's learning curve. 

Glenn Robinson struggles

Four days after scoring a career-high 25 points, Robinson failed to replicate even a fraction of that output Friday evening. In 29 minutes, he failed to make each of his 10 attempts in a performance he'd like to forget. 

Robinson has begun revitalizing his career in his first two months with the Warriors, averaging 11.9 points on 47 percent shooting from the field entering Friday. Nights like Friday are bound to happen, even for the game's greatest shooters.

However, Robinson's biggest test will come two days from now in Orlando, which comes with a chance to bounce back. 

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Jordan Poole bounces back

Following a tough stretch to start the season, the rookie showed life Friday in South Beach. Poole finished with 20 points, including five 3-pointers in 28 minutes

The Michigan product got going in the second quarter, scoring 11 points and draining three shots from beyond the arc.  

Poole has struggled with his shot for much of the season, shooting just 27 percent from the field entering Friday. Nonetheless, he has outwardly shown confidence. When asked about his slump earlier this month, he brushed away any notion he'd curtail his aggressiveness.

"Doing that got me here," Poole said in Houston. "Why would I change?"

With more opportunities ahead, he'll have to keep the same approach.

Warriors takeaways: What we learned in 122-105 blowout loss to Heat originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

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