The short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers, missing five players to the injured list at the start of a five-game West Coast road trip, fell again to the Golden State Warriors 116-98 Friday night. A brief third quarter run was the extent of the optimism from the young players under head coach Byron Scott, as the defensive woes continued for the current worst team in the NBA.
After starting the year 7-9, the Cavs are now on a second losing streak of at least nine games and hold a 1-19 since November 30th. The fast-paced Warriors took full advantage of the team that is allowing 106.5 points per game over this stretch, scoring at will and extending its lead to 16 points by halftime. From there, it was yet another brutal loss for Cleveland fans and click below the jump for more analysis of the game.