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Tuesday, January 30th (All times eastern)

Golden State Warriors (21-23) at Cleveland Cavaliers (25-19), 7 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Cleveland Cavaliers try to get back on the winning track when they welcome the Golden State Warriors this evening to Quicken Loans Arena.

The Cavaliers, who are a game off the lead in the Central Division, has lost three of their last four games, including Sunday's 115-100 home loss to the Phoenix Suns.

LeBron James, who played despite a sore big toe that kept him out of Friday's 105-97 win in Philadelphia, finished with 30 points and nine rebounds. James was limited in the fourth quarter on Sunday, and is expected to miss tonight's contest versus the Warriors.

Drew Gooden scored 19 points and pulled down 14 rebounds for the Cavs, who have lost six of eight games. Cleveland is now back at home where it owns a 15-6 mark this season.

The Warriors, meanwhile, have won two in a row and will embark on a six-game road trip on Tuesday night. They posted a 131-105 triumph over the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday.

Al Harrington scored 28 points and Baron Davis had 17 points and 10 assists to lead Golden State at ORACLE Arena. Stephen Jackson added 17 points and Monta Ellis recorded 16 in the win. Mickael Pietrus tallied 14 points and Josh Powell had a career-high 13 for Golden State, which will hit the road where it is 4-15 this season.

Golden State is 14 1/2 games off the lead in the Pacific Division and will also visit Atlanta, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Indiana and Minnesota on its road swing.

Tuesday's showdown between the Warriors and Cavaliers is the second and final meeting of the regular season. Cleveland posted a 106-104 overtime win at ORACLE Arena on January 20 this season.

The Cavs have won 11 of 18 and 21 of the last 29 meetings.

Golden State has lost 13 of 15 and 15 of its last 18 at Cleveland.

01/30 13:30:31 ET


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