Kyrie Irving had 24 points on the night but suffered a left shoulder injury in the game. He exited the game in the third quarter, but returned in the fourth. He did not travel with the team to Indiana, will have an MRI today, and is doubtful for the Cavs' game tonight against the Pacers.
Stephen Curry finished with 18 points but scored just 6 after the first quarter shooting 5-of-17 from the floor. David Lee led the Warriors with 19 points in the losing effort.
King James missed the first meeting between these two, which was won by the Warriors 112-94 on January 9th. He made up for that absence by shooting 15-of-25 from the field. Kevin Love contributed 16 points for the Cavaliers.
Cleveland led by 5 at the half but pulled away in the third quarter, led by 12 points from James, to extend the lead to 16. The second half was dominated by Cleveland after the first half saw 8 ties and 12 lead changes. James scored 13 points in the first quarter and 11 in the second.
Curry made three 3-pointers in the first but struggled the rest of the way. He has battled a sore right foot and missed Sunday's game against Indiana. Draymond Green finished the night with 16 points, while Klay Thompson was held to 13 points on 5-of-13 shooting.
The Warriors fell to 44-11 on the season and will visit a tough Toronto Raptors team tonight. The Cavaliers improved to 37-22 and will also return to action tonight when they visit the Pacers.