The Cavaliers came into Sunday night’s game against the Warriors on a four-game losing streak, and they had some controversy on their hands. Just one day after they suspended Andrew Bynum for being Andrew Bynum, they showed some fight against a Western Conference contender.
The game was controlled by the Cavaliers early, as they held a nine point lead at the half, but they couldn’t muster up enough offense in the second half to snap their losing streak. They only scored 20 points in the third quarter, and they allowed the Warriors to get back in it. Give credit to the Cavs, as they still stayed in it, and this one went down to the wire.
Kyrie Irving hit a three-pointer in Klay Thompson’s face at the end of the game to force overtime, and this was a great battle between two of the league’s best point guards. The overtime period was ugly, and there was only a combined 14 points scored by both teams. Stephen Curry was just 2 of 12 from the field in the second half and overtime, but he hit a clutch shot with 13.9 seconds to go to seal the game.
Kyrie Irving had 27 points for the Cavaliers, and Stephen Curry finished with 29 points, 11 assists, and 9 rebounds. The Cavaliers have now lost five straight games, and fall to 10-20. The Warriors pulled this one out, 108-104. Golden State is now on a road trip, and they started with off with a bang. They are now 19-13 on the season.