Golden State 106, Cleveland 96

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 10:30 PM
Location - Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Officials - #56 Mark Ayotte, #42 Eric Lewis, #49 Tom Washington
Attendance - 18124

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Cleveland 21 30 23 22 96
Golden State 37 22 26 21 106

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 2-3 1-1 1-2 L1
Golden State 3-2 1-1 2-1 W1

Recap

Warriors 106, Cavaliers 96: Despite battling the flu, David Lee posted 22 points and 14 rebounds as Golden State recorded its first home win of the season. 

Lee missed the pregame shootaround with his illness and needed multiple rounds of IV fluids before the game. He attacked a short-handed Cleveland frontcourt, compiling double digits in both points and rebounds by the third quarter. Stephen Curry had a well-rounded performance consisting of 21 points, six assists and five rebounds, and Carl Landry added 19 points off the bench to headline a 36-point effort by the Golden State reserves.

Kyrie Irving poured in 28 points for the Cavaliers. Cleveland center Anderson Varejao was a late scratch with a knee bruise sustained in Monday's win over the Clippers, and rookie center Tyler Zeller missed the game due to a fractured cheekbone and concussion.

The Warriors looked like they were going to win this one in a runaway, jumping out to a 12-1 advantage and leading by as many as 17 in the second period. Cleveland got back into the game with a 12-0 run, and took a 69-67 lead in the third quarter. Golden State answered with an 8-0 spurt as part of an 18-5 run to close the period, and stayed in control for the remainder of the contest.
 
Cleveland's Tristan Thompson, who started at center, had 11 points and 10 boards, while Samardo Samuels moved into the lineup at power forward and scored 11 points while making his first start since March, 2011. Cavaliers rookie Dion Waiters struggled to 12 points on 5-of-15 shooting one game after scoring 28 points and making seven 3-pointers against the Clippers.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Zeller was sent back to Cleveland for additional evaluation. ... Curry's 15 points in the first quarter marked the highest output by a Golden State player in any quarter this season. ... Warriors F Harrison Barnes had a career-high 14 points. The rookie also logged some minutes at shooting guard as Golden State tinkers with its rotation in the absence of injured sixth man Brandon Rush. ... Four different Warriors had at least five assists. ... Golden State guard Jarrett Jack, who also missed the shootaround with flu-like symptoms, finished with 10 points and five assists. 
 

Top Game Performances

Cleveland   Golden State
Kyrie Irving 28 Scoring David Lee 22
Kyrie Irving 7 Assists Stephen Curry 6
Tristan Thompson 10 Rebounds David Lee 14
Kyrie Irving 4 Free Throws Made Klay Thompson 4
Alonzo Gee 3 Steals David Lee 3
Samardo Samuels 1 Blocks Andrew Bogut 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Cleveland 96 41.9 11-32 13-21 20 39 1 7 16
Golden State 106 53.8 5-18 17-23 28 44 4 11 17

Upcoming Games

  • Golden State will play their next game on the road against L.A. Lakers. The Warriors have a W/L % of .333 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Phoenix . The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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