Curry scored 20 of 40 points in fourth, and the Warriors beat the Caves

Curry scored 20 of 40 points in fourth, and the Warriors beat the Caves

Cleveland – Stephen Curry scored 20 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter, scoring three consecutive three-pointers, and the NBA leaders Golden State Warriors overcame a 13-point delay to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 104-89 Thursday night.

Curry made 8 of 12 shots, including 4 of 7 three-pointers, in the recent period to help Golden State outsmart the Cavaliers 36-8. The Warriors ran the first 17 points of the quarter to grab an 85-81 advantage, leaving Cleveland to have 12 consecutive empty possessions.

Nemanja Bellica added 14 points, Andrew Wiggins added 12 points, Draymond Green added four points and 14 rebounds for Golden State. The Warriors improved to 13-2. They have won nine consecutive Cavaliers and are 17-1 against them since January 2017.

The injury-plagued Cavaliers fell 9-8. He advanced 81-68 in fourth after hitting Dean Wade on a layup with time out in third.

Darius Garland scored an all-time high of 25 points, Wade and Kevin Love each scored 17 points, and Ed Davis added seven points and 14 points.

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Cleveland was without four starting players in rookie forward Evan Mobley (right elbow sprain), goalkeeper Colin Sexton (left knee meniscus tear), quarterback Jarrett Allen (disease) and forward Laurie Markkanen (conditioning). Striker Sidi Othman (back spasms) was a late kick.

Curry, who has a bruised left thigh, finished 15 of 27 from the field, 9 of 16 behind the arc and 1 of 1 from the loose streak. The two-time best player averaged his best goals in the NBA to 29.5 and managed 6 assists and four rebounds.

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Cavaliers striker Evan Mobley, seeded third in the draft, will be out until December after he collided with his right elbow on Celtics defender Ennis Kanter on Monday night. USC averages 14.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 1.6 blocked shots per game.

“Evan has some big shoes to fill, and he’s wearing a number 4 with the Cavs,” said Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who has worn the same number in the last two seasons with Cleveland.

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“He is a well-meaning young player. He can score and he is a good winning player, his defensive instincts and his mid-range passes and shots are strong. He has a real sense of the game.”

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Warriors: J. Andre Iguodala (left hip), who picked up the 2015 NBA Finals Player of the Year award against Cleveland, has left his third game of the season due to injury management reasons. … G Klay Thompson (right Achilles tendon rupture) last played on June 13, 2019, while C James Wiseman (right knee) hasn’t played on court since April 10 … Assistant coach Mike Brown has spent six seasons coaching the Cavaliers.

Cavaliers: F Lauri Markkanen is training after he was cleared of the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols, but missed his ninth game in a row. …F Lamar Stevens (right ankle) was inactive for the fourth game in a row. … J. Ricky Rubio was awarded the Offseason NBA Cares Community Assist Award for his efforts to improve the lives of children and families with cancer at a court event.

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the following

Warriors: In Detroit Friday night.

Cavaliers: Host Brooklyn Club Monday night.

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