|Date of game: 1/9/2015
Recap: Golden State vs. Cleveland
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Stephen Curry had 23 points and 10 assists as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 112-94 on Friday night.
Klay Thompson netted 24 points, while Draymond Green added 10 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists for the Warriors, who have won six straight games.
"Good win for us, we had to fight for it. They played well, shot the ball well," Curry said.
Andrew Bogut posted four points, five boards and three assists in just under 20 minutes off the bench in his second game back from a knee injury.
Kyrie Irving tallied 23 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals, Kevin Love supplied 17 points and 14 boards and J.R. Smith scored a game- high 27 points for Cleveland, which has dropped seven of its last eight games. Six of those defeats have come without LeBron James, who was held out of the lineup for a seventh straight game due to knee soreness.
"We were there, just got to be better with the ball and not lose our intensity level there at the end," Cavs coach David Blatt said.
After Irving hit a jumper to give Cleveland a 66-64 lead midway through the third quarter, Golden State responded with an 11-0 run to seize control. Curry sunk a pair of foul shots and nailed a 3-pointer to jumpstart the surge and Harrison Barnes' alley-oop dunk capped it for a 75-66 advantage.
Justin Holiday's right baseline jumper in the waning seconds of the frame upped Golden State's spread to 84-76 heading into the fourth.
Cleveland never got closer than five in the fourth quarter.
Smith netted seven straight points before Timofey Mozgov split a pair of foul shots to cap a 10-0 swing to give the Cavaliers a 20-15 margin.
Cleveland led 32-20 following a quarter of play.
Curry finished off a 10-2 Golden State run with a triple for a 56-50 cushion late in the second and the Warriors were up 60-54 heading into the break.Game Notes
The Warriors have won 14 straight at home and improved to 16-1 at Oracle Arena
this season. They have notched 13 of those home victories by double digits ...
Golden State is 12-0 against the Eastern Conference this season ... The
Warriors were 16-of-17 from the foul line.