Dubs' Big Fourth Spoils Cavaliers Homecoming

Cavaliers Cool Off in Final Period as Warriors Take Season Series
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Wrap-Up -- The Wine & Gold were one quarter away from snapping their mid-season funk with a signature win. But one quarter against the World Champs can be a humbling experience – and that was the case on Monday night in Cleveland.

Trailing by just a deuce after three, the Cavs went cold in the fourth – netting just 17 points on 6-for-23 shooting – as the Warriors pulled away for the 118-108 win in a highly-anticipated MLK Day matchup at The Q.

After struggling through a recent road stretch, Tyronn Lue’s squad looked sharp to open the affair – notching 37 points in the first period and taking a seven-point edge into intermission. But Golden State started heating up in the second stanza, piling up 36 points in the third quarter and outscoring Cleveland by eight in the fourth.

LeBron James notched 16 of his team-high 32 points in the first quarter – going 12-of-18 from the floor and 8-of-13 from the stripe on the night, adding eight boards, a team-high six assists, three steals and four blocked shots.

Isaiah Thomas followed up with 19 points – logging a season-high 32 minutes, going 8-of-21 from the floor, including 1-of-7 from deep, to go with four assists in the loss.

Kevin Love rounded out the starters in double-figures, finishing with 17 points and seven boards – going 3-of-5 from long-range, 5-of-9 from the floor overall, adding seven boards, three assists, a pair of steals and a blocked shot.

Dwyane Wade added 10 points on 5-for-14 shooting, adding seven boards, five assists and a steal. But as they did on Christmas Day in Oakland, the Warriors completely bogged down Cleveland’s improved bench – holding the second unit to a combined 25 points on 11-for-31 shooting.

Kevin Durant did most of the damage for Golden State – leading the Dubs with 32 points of his own, going 9-for-16 from the floor, including 4-of-6 from long-distance and a perfect 10-of-10 from the stripe. The future Hall-of-Famer added eight assists, five boards, three steals and a block.

Isaiah Thomas


LBJ, KLove and I.T. combine for 68 points but it's not enough against the Warriors.

On the night, the Cavaliers shot 46 percent from the floor compared to 48 percent for Golden State. The Wine & Gold were efficient down low – topping the Warriors, 62-46, in the paint. But the Cavs’ outside shot wasn’t falling again on Monday night – going just 7-for-28 from beyond the arc, their third straight contest of single-digit treys after canning at least 10 in 26 straight games earlier this season.

Turning Point -- Up until the final two minutes of the third quarter, the Warriors didn’t lead by any more than a single point before opening up a six-point lead with 1:23 to play in the period. But that all changed midway through the fourth.

Isaiah Thomas tied the game 14 seconds into the final quarter, but Cleveland’s defense conked out from there – with the Cavs missing 14 of their first 16 shots as Golden State went on a 12-2 run that put them up double-digits – 105-95 – and in the driver’s seat the rest of the way.

Cleveland would get no closer than nine over the final five minutes.

By the Numbers10,000 … career points that Jeff Green has now scored – breaking four figures with a monstrous dunk with just under a minute to play in the third quarter.

QuotableLeBron James, on Monday’s loss to Golden State …

”We just want to continue to get better. Even with the loss tonight, I feel like we got a little bit better, and we want try to continue that.”

Up Next -- After Monday night’s loss at The Q, the Wine & Gold remain on the North Coast as their three-game homestand continues on Thursday night when they welcome the Orlando Magic – who stung the Cavs here earlier this season. On Saturday afternoon, it’s another Western Conference marquee matchup when Russell Westbrook, Paul George and the Thunder roll into Cleveland. Tyronn Lue’s squad hits the road for a tough one after that – traveling to San Antonio for a Tuesday night battle with the Spurs.

Calls of the Game

Tavaris Brings the House Down

Tavaris from the Ellen Show performs with the Cavaliers Scream Team during a timeout on Monday, January 15 at Quicken Loans Arena.

Cavs vs. Warriors - January 15, 2018

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Tavaris Brings the House Down

Tavaris from the Ellen Show performs with the Cavaliers Scream Team during a timeout on Monday, January 15 at Quicken Loans Arena.
Jan 16, 2018  |  01:50

Paying Respects to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Members of the Wine & Gold give their thoughts and reflections on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on this special day.
Jan 16, 2018  |  01:00

MLK's 1967 Speech in Glenville Remembered at Halftime

Martin Luther King Jr's 1967 speech at Glenville High School is remembered at halftime.
Jan 16, 2018  |  05:40

#CavsWarriors Postgame: Coach Lue - January 15, 2018

Cavaliers Head Coach Tyronn Lue spoke with the media following Monday's loss to the Golden State Warriors at Quicken Loans Arena.
Jan 15, 2018  |  06:06

#CavsWarriors Postgame: LeBron James - January 15, 2018

Cavaliers forward LeBron James spoke with the media following Monday's loss to the Golden State Warriors at Quicken Loans Arena.
Jan 15, 2018  |  03:07

#CavsWarriors Postgame: Isaiah Thomas - January 15, 2018

Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas spoke with the media following Monday's loss to the Golden State Warriors at Quicken Loans Arena.
Jan 15, 2018  |  02:24

#CavsWarriors Postgame: Kevin Love - January 15, 2018

Cavaliers forward Kevin Love spoke with the media following Monday's loss to the Golden State Warriors at Quicken Loans Arena.
Jan 15, 2018  |  03:29

LeBron James Scores 32 in Loss vs. Warriors

LeBron James scores 32 points to go along with 8 rebounds but the Cavaliers fall to the Warriors.
Jan 15, 2018  |  02:00

GAME RECAP: Warriors 118, Cavaliers 108

Kevin Durant scores 32 points to lead the Warriors to a win over the Cavaliers, 118-108.
Jan 15, 2018  |  02:27

IT Pops Up Sky-High Basket

Isaiah Thomas throws up a towering layup attempt for two points in the third quarter vs. the Warriors.
Jan 15, 2018  |  00:09

Wade Tosses Oop to Green to Close First Half

With the final seconds winding down, Dwyane Wade finds Jeff Green underneath the basket for an alley-oop to end the first half against the Warriors.
Jan 15, 2018  |  00:09

Highlight in freeD: LBJ Knocks Down First Alley-Oop

Experience LBJ's first alley-oop jam with this freeD highlight.
Jan 15, 2018  |  00:13

Highlight in freeD: LBJ Hammers Second Oop

Experience LBJ's second alley-oop jam with this freeD highlight.
Jan 15, 2018  |  00:11

Highlight in freeD: IT Shakes and Bakes

Experience IT's pretty drive to the lane with this highlight in freeD.
Jan 15, 2018  |  00:12

LBJ Says 'Get That Weak Stuff Outta Here'

LBJ zones in on the Warriors' Kevin Durant before going up for one his signature blocks late in the second half.
Jan 15, 2018  |  00:11

Featured Highlight: IT Tosses Pretty Oop to LBJ

LBJ goes up for his third alley-oop of the first half after snagging a beautiful pass from a heavily-guarded Isaiah Thomas.
Jan 15, 2018  |  00:11

Jeff Green Cleans Up beneath the Hoop

After a long possession, Jeff Green is able to clean up the mess underneath the basket by grabbing the rebound and hitting the layup.
Jan 15, 2018  |  00:10

LBJ Grabs Second Alley-Oop of Quarter

LBJ is "More Driven" after grabbing his second alley-oop of the first quarter, this time from Isaiah Thomas.
Jan 15, 2018  |  00:17

LBJ Spins Past Defender for Bucket

LBJ shakes and bakes a Warriors defender in the first quarter and lays in an easy bucket.
Jan 15, 2018  |  00:09

LBJ Throws Down Alley-Oop

LBJ tosses the inbound pass to Kevin Love before snagging a beautiful assist and throwing down the alley-oop in the first quarter.
Jan 15, 2018  |  00:10

Channing Frye Addresses the Crowd on MLK Day

Cavaliers center Channing Frye addresses the crowd prior to their MLK Day matchup against the Golden State Warriors.
Jan 15, 2018  |  00:36

Watch MLK Day National Anthem

Check out this special MLK Day National Anthem performed by retired Navy first class officer Genarold Wilson.
Jan 15, 2018  |  01:53

#CavsWarriors Shootaround: LeBron James - January 15, 2018

Cavaliers forward LeBron James spoke with the following Monday's shootaround at Cleveland Clinic Courts.
Jan 15, 2018  |  09:20

Cavaliers vs. Warriors Rematch on MLK Day

The GameTime crew previews the Warriors and Cavaliers game on TNT at 8pm on January 15th.
Jan 15, 2018  |  03:59

Practice: Isaiah Thomas - January 14, 2018

Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas spoke with the media following Sunday’s practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts.
Jan 14, 2018  |  09:27

Practice: Coach Lue - January 14, 2018

Cavaliers Head Coach Tyronn Lue spoke with the media following Sunday’s practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts.
Jan 14, 2018  |  04:53

The West is Coming to The Q

Join the Wine & Gold as they host some of the Western Conference's top contenders for three marquee matchups at The Q. Great seats are still available, so act NOW!
Jan 13, 2018  |  00:30