Despite of Stephen Curry‘s first quarter right calf injury, the defending NBA Champion still show superiority against the Cleveland Cavaliers when these two teams clash for NBA’s 2015 Christmas edition.
— Golden St. Warriors (@warriors) December 25, 2015
It was the first time that Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors played against each other since the 2015 NBA Finals. LeBron James led his Cleveland Cavaliers team with 25 points and 9 rebounds. James unable to lift his team late in the fourth quarter as he missed several free throws as well as missing a three-pointer which ends up way off the mark.
Draymond Green started the Warriors to heat up in the first quarter as he sank couple of three-pointers that gives Warriors a 9-point lead when they closed the quarter. Green finished the game with 22 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists while teammate and member of the other half of Splash Brothers, Klay Thompson added 18 points. Another key player who contributed and probably went off the Cavaliers’ defensive radar is Shawn Livingston who shoots 8-of-9 from the field. Livingston contributed 16 points from the bench.
Stephen Curry was brought to Warriors‘ locker room to check his calf injury and did return to finish the game. Curry scored 19 points, 7 rebounds and dished out 7 assists. His last four points are very important that stoped the Cavs momentum.
Final score Cavaliers 83 Warriors 89.