How Warriors prevailed with a win over Cavaliers

On Sunday, Golden State was playing its third game in four days and the second of a back-to-back set. Kevin Love scored 17, and added seven rebounds and three assists.

That's why the Cavs coach isn't anxious. Then his team proceeded to play right with the undisputed best team in the league.

"That group that was out there, they have hung their hats on being a defensive unit and getting stops and that's what they did the first four minutes", Curry said. "Everyone knows it's going to take a while to get into a comfortable groove here". Especially when I get a little winded, my legs get even heavier. All told, what LeBron has done during these past three Finals - not merely from a numbers standpoint, but from a "put an entire team along with an entire city on his back" standpoint - has been unbelievable, and I don't use that word lightly. It was kind of fool's gold. I know it's a big game, but at the same time it's just another game. So it's killing me be, I'm used to stepping on the court and being special. "I have to figure it out and once I do (Thomas snapped his fingers) it'll be smooth sailing". Yet when the former matches up with the latter, he seems to disappear, at least with the Cavaliers.

Russell Westbrook had 19 points, 16 rebounds and nine assists before receiving two technical fouls and an automatic ejection in the Thunder's 95-88 verdict over the Kings.

Despite the recent struggles, the Cavs are 10 games over.500 at 26-16.

The losses piling up have reportedly created a cloud of uncertainty around the Cavs as the team attempts to reach the NBA Finals for the fourth straight year, hoping to unseat the Warriors as champions.

"Hit the reset button. We're going to battle and we're going to do whatever we can to get our team a win tomorrow night". We didn't make shots the whole road trip. But every game is going to be more of an opportunity for him to get his legs up under him.

Before the game, Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue raised some eyebrows with his comments about his team and how they stack up against the rest of the Eastern Conference.

Thomas missed the Christmas Day because he was rehabbing from the hip injury.

Fortunately for the Warriors, as Durant heated up, so did Stephen Curry. Buoyed by Williams' 13th straight game of 20 or more points, the Clippers won their fifth in a row. "We challenged shots a lot better in the second half".

"You got to stay ready", said Bell, whom the Warriors drafted with the 38th pick after paying the Chicago Bulls $3.5 million to secure the selection. We're playing the defending champs. At the moment, they are considerably better than the Cavs. That 2016 Finals in which the Cavs came back from a 3-1 deficit was arguably the most thrilling National Basketball Association series anyone has ever seen. The former Washington Huskies stand-out made his debut earlier this month in a 127-110 win over the Portland Trail Blazers, scoring 17 points in 19 minutes of action. We should have had more intensity at the start of the game.

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