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Green, Warriors clip Cavs in OT
Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Andre Iguodala found Draymond Green for the go-ahead slam with nearly a minute left in overtime, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 108-104, at Quicken Loans Arena.
Stephen Curry iced the outcome by sinking a jumper from the left wing with 13.5 seconds left, sending the Warriors to their fifth straight victory. It was also Golden State's sixth consecutive win against the Cavaliers, tying a franchise-record.
Curry ended with 29 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, while David Lee contributed 19 points before fouling out in overtime.
Kyrie Irving tallied 27 points and nine assists for the Cavaliers, who lost their fifth straight contest. Tristan Thompson added 17 points and 12 rebounds.
Harrison Barnes made a running bank shot to tie the game at 104 with 1:55 left in overtime. Irving then missed a pair of layups, sandwiched between a blocked shot from Green on Thompson.
Iguodala then passed to a cutting Green, who threw down the emphatic go-ahead dunk with 59.7 seconds left.
Jarrett Jack and Dion Waiters each missed a jump shots for the Cavs before Curry secured the victory.
The Cavaliers led by as many as 17 points in the first half and took a 64-55 margin into the break. Waiters drained a step-back jumper in the final minute of the third to give the hosts an 84-82 edge going to the fourth.
Green canned a go-ahead 3-pointer with 45.9 seconds left, but Irving came back with a 3-point jumper with 9.5 ticks left to force overtime. Curry missed running shot in the lane in the closing seconds of regulation.
Golden State's Andrew Bogut inadvertently elbowed Irving in the face during the second quarter. Irving was right back in the game less than two minutes later ... The six-game win streak for the Warriors against the Cavs ties the mark set in 1971-72 and again in 1973-74 ... The Warriors have won four in a row in Cleveland for the first time since 1984-88. That's two off the record, set 1971-74 ... CJ Miles had 17 points for the Cavs ... Golden State was 10- of-33 from 3-point range, compared to 10-of-16 for Cleveland.
12/29 21:11:01 ET
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