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Warriors Cruise to Victory Over Cavaliers

Golden State Closes Out Perfect 6-0 Homestand
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The Warriors finished off their homestand in strong fashion on Friday night, defeating the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers 112-94. The Dubs were paced by Klay Thompson who scored a team-high 24 points. Stephen Curry notched a double-double with 23 points and 10 assists, while Draymond Green fell just short of a triple-double with 10 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists. The Warriors won the game on the break, outscoring the Cavaliers 36-3 in fast break opportunities for the game, including 21-0 in the first half.

In a victory that was truly a group effort, it certainly didn’t start that way for the Warriors, as a pair of Dubs’ duos kept them afloat in the first quarter. Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry combined to score the Warriors’ first 21 points, at which time the Cavaliers possessed their largest lead of the entire game, 27-21 with 2:33 left in the first quarter. From there, it was Marreese Speights and Justin Holiday’s turn, who scored 13 of their next 14 bridging the second quarter. The Warriors would end the final 2:39 of the first half on a 10-3 run to take a 60-54 lead into halftime, their largest of the game up to that point.

Warriors Beat Cavs 112-94

The Warriors take down the Cleveland Cavaliers 112-94 on Friday night at Oracle Arena.

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Warriors Beat Cavs 112-94

The Warriors take down the Cleveland Cavaliers 112-94 on Friday night at Oracle Arena.
Jan 9, 2015  |  02:35

Cavaliers vs. Warriors

Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry combine for 47 points as the Warriors defeat the Cavaliers 112-94.
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Green to Barnes

Draymond Green tosses the pass to Harrison Barnes who finishes with the double pump alley-oop dunk.
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Bogut Block Mozgov

Andrew Bogut goes up stong and blocks Timofey Mozgov's dunk attempt.
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Klay Gets Injured

Klay Thompson takes a elbow to the forehead by J.R. Smith and would leave the game.
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Oop to Bogut

Draymond Green lobs it up to Andrew Bogut who finishes with the one handed alley-oop dunk.
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Green Rejects Thompson

Draymond Green goes up strong to reject Tristan Thompson's dunk attempt.
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Curry's Steal and Layup

Stephen Curry gets the steal and takes it in for the fastbreak layup.
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Klay Thompson would push that lead to seven with a jumper 32 seconds into the third quarter, but Cleveland would respond with an 11-2 run over the next 4:49 to retake a 66-64 lead. Golden State, however, would respond with a run of their own, outscoring the Cavaliers 11-0 over the next 2:06 to lead 75-66. The two teams would trade baskets through the rest of the third frame, with the Warriors taking an 84-76 advantage into the fourth and final quarter. Cleveland would not get any closer through the first half of the fourth quarter until a Tristan Thompson dunk with 5:53 remaining cut the deficit to five, trailing 93-88. That was as close as the Cavs would get for the duration of the game, as the Dubs clamped down on the defensive end to ensure their sixth-consecutive victory. A Kyrie Irving jumper with 1:40 remaining snapped a 4:13 drought without a field goal, allowing the Warriors to put the game out of reach. Golden State would close out the game with the next seven points, ending the contest with their largest lead of the game (18).

The victory improves the Warriors NBA-best record to 29-5, maintains their undefeated record against the Eastern Conference (12-0), and closes out their homestand with a perfect 6-0 record. Golden State will look to keep the streak going on Tuesday when they play the Jazz in Utah.


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