Warriors 108, Cavaliers 104 (OT)

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

CLEVELAND -- Guard Stephen Curry came within a whisker of his second consecutive triple-double with 29 points, nine rebounds and 11 assists in the Golden State Warriors' 108-104 overtime victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night.
Curry was dazzling in the first half when he made all five of his 3-point attempts en route to 24 points. Curry recorded a triple-double against Phoenix on Friday.
Warriors forward David Lee added 19 points before fouling out with 3:31 left in overtime. He was scoreless in the first half.
The Warriors (19-13) have won five in a row. It was the first leg of a seven-game, 13-day East Coast road trip. They lead the league in games decided by four points or fewer (13). They are 6-7 in those games.
The Cavs (10-20) have now lost five in a row, as well as seven of the last eight. They are also 0-2 since suspending center Andrew Bynum.
Guard Kyrie Irving paced the Cavaliers with 27 points and nine assists. Guard C.J. Miles and forward Tristan Thompson each added 17 points for the Cavs. Thompson and center Anderson Varejao each had 12 rebounds.
Golden State outscored the Cavs in overtime 9-5.
Guard Klay Thompson added 16 points for the Warriors and forward Draymond Green pulled down 12 rebounds.
Green's 3-pointer with 1:05 left in regulation handed the Warriors a 99-96 advantage. It was his first field goal of the contest.
Irving, though, buried a clutch 3-pointer over the 6-foot-7 Thompson with 9.5 seconds left to tie the score at 99.
For the second consecutive home game, the Cavaliers went into overtime.
The Cavs were hanging on by their fingertips to a two-point lead after three quarters, 84-82. The Warriors, though, outscored the Cavs in the third, 27-20.
The Cavs opened up a 17-point lead, 64-47, after Jarrett Jack's 3 with 1:13 remaining in the first half.
Warriors center Andrew Bogut inadvertently elbowed Irving in the face with 3:47 left in the first half. Irving was attended to by trainers on the bench, but checked into the game a few minutes later.
Irving paced the Cavs with 12 points and five assists at halftime, as they held on for a 64-55 advantage. The 64 points tied their season high for points in a half.
The Cavs had just three turnovers in the first half.
Golden State had a big edge on the boards, 25-17, at halftime. The Warriors had an 8-2 edge on the offensive glass.
NOTES: The Cavaliers clarified that C Andrew Bynum was not suspended indefinitely. He was suspended for one game without pay. He was suspended from team activities indefinitely. He is now being paid to stay home. ... The trip to Cleveland was the first leg of a seven-game, 13-day Eastern Conference road trip for the Warriors. "If we don't do the things we're supposed to do, it could be very challenging," Warriors coach Mark Jackson said. "We're a defensive-first team. When you defend, your act travels." ... The Cavs canceled the Andrew Bynum Fathead Tradeable they had planned to give away on Sunday. ... Cavs C Tyler Zeller recorded season highs in minutes (22) and rebounds (10) in the loss to Boston on Saturday. "It's a process," Zeller said. "Hopefully, it's a quick process." ... Jackson misses former Golden State and current Cavs G Jarrett Jack. "I can't put it into words what he meant to our team," he said. ... Bynum's locker still had his name above it and still had remnants in it, most notably a half a loaf of bread and some Skippy peanut butter.

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