NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Saturday, February 11th (All times eastern)
Golden State Warriors (22-27) at Cleveland Cavaliers (29-20), 7:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Golden State Warriors try to stop a two-game losing streak this evening when they conclude a three-game road trip against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena.
The Warriors remained winless on their trip on Friday, as they were handed a 107-95 setback at the hands of the Indiana Pacers at Conseco Fieldhouse. Mickael Pietrus had a team-high 23 points for Golden State, which has dropped four out of six.
Baron Davis added 19 points and seven assists and Jason Richardson chipped in 16 points in the loss.
The Warriors were without forward and leading rebounder Troy Murphy, who missed the game with a sprained left ankle. Murphy, who averages 9.5 boards- per-game, is questionable for tonight's affair.
Golden State, which will kick off a two-game homestand on Monday against the Memphis Grizzlies, has lost seven straight on the road and is 8-14 away from home this season.
Cleveland, meanwhile, also comes in on a losing note after falling to the Washington Wizards, 101-89, on Friday at the MCI Center. Drew Gooden and Zydrunas Ilgauskas each tallied 14 points as the Cavs' modest two-game winning streak came to a halt.
LeBron James struggled in the loss, shooting just 6-of-23 from the field for 18 points to go along with nine rebounds and eight assists. It was just the third time this season that James shot below 30-percent.
Ironically, it was the Warriors who handcuffed him last, as they held him to just 14 points on 5-of-22 shooting in a loss back on January 20.
Cleveland, which will close a brief two-game homestand versus the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, is 18-6 in its arena this season.
Golden State defeated the Cavs earlier in the season and has won five of the last eight matchups. The Warriors, though, have lost 13 of 14 and 15 of their last 17 in Cleveland.
02/11 10:18:51 ET