Warriors vs. Cavaliers: Score, Highlights and Reaction from 2016 Regular Season

January 18th, 2016 by Scott Polacek Leave a reply »

The Cleveland Cavaliers are the best team in the Eastern Conference and will likely play in the NBA Finals again this season. However, they should probably forget about winning the Larry O'Brien Trophy if the Golden State Warriors are there waiting for them.

Stephen Curry and the rest of the defending champions walked into Cleveland on Monday night and obliterated the Cavs, 132-98. Curry finished with 35 points and hit seven three-pointers, and the game was essentially over after the first quarter.

Golden State started the game with a clear purpose, as though it wanted to remind the Cavaliers how dominant it can be when playing its best basketball. Five players scored in double figures, and the defense forced 15 Cleveland turnovers. The Warriors even minimized LeBron James' contributions, holding the King to a humanlike 16 points on 16 field-goal attempts.

At least the Cavaliers can take solace in the fact that the Warriors are in the Western Conference and won't prevent them from hanging another Eastern Conference championship banner in the rafters.

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