Stephen Curry put up 29 points and registered 11 assists and 9 rebounds in a complete performance to lead the Golden State Warriors to a close victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, 108-104. This is the fifth straight victory for Golden State (19-13).
Curry shot 10-23 (5-10 from three-point range) and 4-5 from the free throw line. Andrew Bogut also chipped in for Golden State, finishing with 12 points and 5 rebounds. Kyrie Irving had another strong performance for Cleveland in the loss, scoring 27 points on 9-19 shooting (3-3 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 6-6 from the free throw line. He also recorded 9 assists. Tristan Thompson added 17 points and 12 rebounds.
As expected, the Cavaliers offense did not have its best game, struggling to make shots against a Warriors defense that ranks third-best in the league at forcing misses (46.9% opponents' eFG%). After finishing with an eFG% of 46.7% in this game, they rank 26th in the NBA in that metric at 47.1% this season.
Cleveland (10-20) has now lost five consecutive games.
Coming up next, the Warriors play the Orlando Magic, who are 10-20 on the year. The Cavaliers go up against the Indiana Pacers, currently 24-5 this season. The Cavaliers are 0-1 versus Indiana this season.