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Monday, November 15th (All times eastern)

Golden State Warriors (1-6) at Cleveland Cavaliers (3-3), 7 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Golden State Warriores play the finale of a five-game road trip tonight, as they visit LeBron James and the streaking Cleveland Cavaliers at Gund Arena.

The Warriors got into the win column on Saturday, posting a 103-87 thumping of the Charlotte Bobcats at Charlotte Coliseum. Jason Richardson poured in 27 points, while Troy Murphy added 22 points and 16 rebounds and Mike Dunleavy chipped in 16 points. Derek Fisher tallied 10 assists off the bench.

Golden State hit 53 percent of its shots from the field and 86 percent from the free throw line (19-of-22) against Charlotte to give new coach Mike Montgomery his first NBA coaching victory.

After seven games, Richardson leads the Warriors in scoring at 15.6 points per game, while Murphy is Golden State's top rebounder (9.0 rpg).

The Warriors are 1-4 on the road this season.

Cleveland comes into tonight's game on a three-game winning streak. On Saturday, the Cavaliers defeated the Washington Wizards, 105-74, in front of their home crowd. James poured in a team-high 24 points and Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 21 in the victory.

Drew Gooden netted 14 to go along with 15 rebounds, while Lucious Harris contributed 11 points off the bench for Cleveland, which owned the glass, outrebounding the Wizards by a 62-32 margin. Jeff McInnis added 13 for the Cavaliers, who have won three straight after starting the season 0-3. The Cavs also dominated the paint against Washington by scoring 58 points down low.

The Cavaliers, who have won two straight as the host, are 2-1 at home this season.

Last season, the Warriors swept two games from the Cavaliers. Golden State has won two straight and four of the last five meetings in this series. The Warriors have lost 14 of their last 16 at Cleveland.

11/15 10:26:27 ET


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