Box Score: Warriors 108, Cavaliers 95

The Cavaliers came into this game on their first winning streak of the season and things were starting to look up. To make matters even more optimistic for Cleveland, we found out prior to the game that not only would Kyrie Irving (who missed shootaround due to illness) play, but Andrew Bogut, Steph Curry, and Harrison Barnes would all miss this game.

That was about the last good news of the night. The Warriors jumped out to a quick 13-4 lead and they would never look back. The Cavaliers would close the deficit in the first half, but the Warriors pulled away in the 2nd half and never let the Cavaliers really get within striking range.

The Warriors backcourt duo of Klay Thomspon and Jarrett Jack simply could not be stopped in this one. Thompson lead all scorers with 32 points and Jack added 26 of his own. Down low David Lee did whatever he pleased as well putting up 20 points and 12 rebounds. This was an all around defensive letdown for the Cavaliers.

Kyrie’s energy looked low as he was clearly struggling. He finished with 14 points on 5-17 shooting from the floor. Tristan Thompson did have another double double with 18 points and 11 rebounds, Dion Waiters also chipped in 18 points, and Tyler Zeller scored 16 points.

There’s not a lot to read into a game like this. Kyrie’s illness was one thing, but the overall effort (particularly on defense) was quite disappointing for a team that appeared to be finding its groove. The Cavaliers have until Friday now to get healthy and recharge their intensity.

 

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Golden State

StartersPosMinFG3PtFT+/-OffRebAstTOStlBSBAPFPts
Klay Thompson
G43:0513-246-80-0+170723031232
Jarrett Jack
G35:5511-183-41-2+1001124110026
Andris Biedrins
C11:241-10-00-0+12250012032
David Lee
F39:238-120-04-4+2021381201320
Richard Jefferson
F20:391-40-01-2+1010110113
BenchMinFG3PtFT+/-OffRebAstTOStlBSBAPFPts
Totals45-8411-167-10739311489423108
Percentages.536.688.700Team Rebounds: 11
Kent Bazemore
30:154-81-10-0+10023220049
Draymond Green
24:303-71-30-0-9172210057
Festus Ezeli
22:442-40-01-2+1230003045
Charles Jenkins
12:052-60-00-0+3004100114
Harrison Barnes
DNP – Coach’s Decision
Andrew Bogut
DNP – Coach’s Decision
Stephen Curry
DNP – Coach’s Decision
Carl Landry
DNP – Coach’s Decision
Jeremy Tyler
DNP – Coach’s Decision

Cleveland

StartersPosMinFG3PtFT+/-OffRebAstTOStlBSBAPFPts
Kyrie Irving
G36:225-171-33-5-30341304214
Dion Waiters
G27:436-131-35-8-220172110018
Tyler Zeller
C36:056-90-04-4-142351010116
Tristan Thompson
F36:338-140-02-2-1851110212518
Alonzo Gee
F28:140-50-20-0-7142310110
BenchMinFG3PtFT+/-OffRebAstTOStlBSBAPFPts
Totals36-844-1819-25123627118491395
Percentages.429.222.760Team Rebounds: 10
Shaun Livingston
22:243-50-01-2-6125201027
Marreese Speights
20:444-80-04-4+60511001012
C.J. Miles
16:244-112-80-0+41410101110
Wayne Ellington
15:310-20-20-0-5231100010
Omri Casspi
DNP – Coach’s Decision
Daniel Gibson
DNP – Coach’s Decision
Kevin Jones
DNP – Coach’s Decision
Luke Walton
DNP – Coach’s Decision
  • http://twitter.com/GreatestHurley Jason Hurley

    Why is CJ Miles taking 8 3-pointers in 16 minutes?

  • mgbode

    good summary. ugly and frustrating. Not sure we wouldn’t have had a better night if Irving just sat this one out. He had no energy and that hurt us. To their credit, Tigger and Waiters tried to make up for it, but they are not there yet.

  • Yup

    FWIW, loved the way Dion ran the team tonight. The defense was truly horrible tonight, though…

  • SDA

    I didn’t get to watch this one because someone thought it was more important to record “Pretty little liars”. Guess I didn’t miss much

  • EyesAbove

    I was at the game and Im glad it wasnt just me who noticed the awful defense. I admit that Im not much of a basketball fan, this was the first time I had watched the Cavs all season. I know the Cavs have been bad defensively, but have they been THIS bad all season? If so they should probably think about a coaching change. Just saying.

  • mgbode

    they have been better at times, but yeah, that bad defense is a regular occurrence and is pretty much why some of us are actually considering that Byron might be coaching for his job the rest of the season.

  • mgbode

    they already made the “Teo Story” into a show?

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I guess the “Warriors came out to plaaaaaaaaaaay!”

  • Mike E

    CAN YOU DIGGIT?!!!!!!!