The Warriors were unable to recover from a slow start to the second half of a 110-99 loss in Cleveland.
The Warriors were unable to recover from a slow start to the second half in Thursday’s 110-99 loss in Cleveland. A close game at the half, the Cavs went on a 12-0 run early in the third quarter and the Dubs suffered their second defeat in the first three games of this season-long six-game road trip.
After a back-and-forth, action-packed first quarter that saw 11 lead changes and five ties, the Dubs fell behind for good early in the second quarter. The Warriors shot 50 percent in the first quarter and had assists on 10 of their first 11 made baskets, but offense was much harder to come by the rest of the way.
Stephen Curry scored 14 of his 18 points in the first half, including 12 in the first quarter, but he shot just 1-for-10 from the field in the second half. David Lee led the Dubs with 19 points and Draymond Green played a quality all-around game with 16 points, eight rebounds, four assists and five steals.