Spencer Hawes registered his 24th double-double this season, scoring 22 points and registering 13 rebounds, to help the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors, 103-94. The Cavaliers had no trouble knocking down shots in this one, going 40-82 (48.8%) from the field, including 10-22 (45.5%) from three-point range. Cleveland (26-40) has now won back-to-back games after defeating Phoenix Suns on Wednesday.
Hawes finished 8-18 from the field (1-7 on 3-pointers) and 5-6 from the free throw line. Luol Deng chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds for Cleveland as well. Stephen Curry had another quality performance for Golden State in the loss, scoring 27 points on 8-17 shooting (5-10 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 6-7 from the free throw line. Draymond Green added 18 points and 9 rebounds.
Surprisingly, the offense of Cleveland was successful (54.9% eFG%) against a unit for Golden State that is third-best in the league in eFG% defense (47.5% opponents' eFG%).
This drops Golden State (41-26) to 1-1 versus Cleveland on the season.
Coming up, the Cavaliers take on the Los Angeles Clippers, who are 47-20 on the season. The Warriors match up against the Portland Trail Blazers, currently sitting at 43-23 this year. The Cavaliers have a 1-0 record against Los Angeles this season. The Warriors are 1-1 versus Portland this season.