Warriors Smash Cavaliers 103-82, Even NBA Finals 2-2

Jun 11, 2015 11:49 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) - The NBA Finals are now a best-of-3.

The series is tied at two games apiece following the Warriors' 103-82 win over the Cavaliers at Cleveland. Andre Iguodala (ih-gah-DAH'-lah) and Stephen (STEH'-fehn) Curry each scored 22 points as Golden State avoided its first three-game losing streak of the entire season.

The Warriors hit 12 3-pointers, with Curry going 4-for-7 and Iguodala 4-for-9. Iguodala was inserted into the starting lineup in place of Andrew Bogut (BOH'-gut).

Draymond Green had his best game of the series, finishing with 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists after being listed as questionable for the game because of back spasms. Harrison Barnes chipped in 14 points and eight boards for the Warriors, who host Game 5 on Sunday.

The Warriors enjoyed a 12-point halftime lead before the Cavaliers cut the margin to 73-70 by the final minute of the third quarter. Curry drained a 3-pointer in the waning moments of the third period, igniting a 9-0 run that gave Golden State a comfortable 12-point advantage. The Warriors led by double-digits the rest of the way.

It was a rough night for LeBron James, who finished two assists shy of a triple-double for the second straight game but shot 7-of-22 and suffered a cut on his head late in the second quarter. James was scoreless in the fourth quarter and finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds.

The Cavaliers couldn't overcome miserable shooting by Matthew Dellavedova, J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert, who combined to score just 19 points on 7-of-35 shooting.

Timofey Mozgov had a game-high 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Cleveland.


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