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Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors

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4-5, 3-2 Away
Final
118 - 110

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Donovan Mitchell, Cavs take down Stephen Curry and Warriors 118-110

Draymond Green ejected after getting into it with Donovan Mitchell

Donovan Mitchell got the best of Golden State and Draymond Green, finishing with 21 points, seven rebounds, five assists and a pair of steals on a night Green was ejected, and the Cavs beat the Warriors 118-110 on Saturday.

Green pushed Mitchell with his shoulder and sent him out of bounds as Cleveland’s Caris LeVert drove for a layup. Then, as Green brought the ball across midcourt moments later, Mitchell chased him down and instigated a heated interaction.

“I think that was a little bit of a dirty play so Donovan retaliated,” Cavs forward Evan Mobley said.

Officials went to replay review and that's how they determined Green's infraction, calling Mitchell for a personal foul.

“I didn’t know that was actually possible that you could get tech’ed up for a previous play,” Warriors big man Kevon Looney said.

Bickerstaff talks to his team about how to handle such situations.

“It’s our guys standing up for themselves and protecting themselves,” Bickerstaff said. “There was a play before where Donovan was hit in the back. And we’ve talked about it, that we don’t back down from anybody.

"So, again, proud of our guys for standing up for themselves but then again not letting it turn the tide of the game and getting caught up in something that we didn’t need to be caught up in and allowing them to go on a run. That was premediated to get their team kind of rallied. You felt that building the entire third quarter. I thought it could have been nipped in the bud a little bit earlier.”

Stephen Curry scored 30 points to lead the Warriors, who lost fiery forward Green at the 6:23 mark of the third quarter with eight points, five rebounds and four assists.

LeVert scored 22 points, and Darius Garland contributed 19 points, six rebounds, four assists with five steals. Mobley added 19 points and two more of his team's season-high 13 steals in one of the most balanced performances by Cleveland yet this season.

Not to mention its first win on the Warriors' home floor since March 14, 2014, and first series sweep since 2008-09. Cleveland earned a 115-104 victory at home last Sunday.

Curry has gone 10 straight games with four or more 3-pointers to start the season, the first time it's been done in NBA history according to ESPN Stats & Info.

Curry, who scored 17 of his points in the first half as the Warriors trailed 68-52 at the break, also became the 35th player in NBA history to reach 22,000 career points.

After Green's 3-pointer with 7:01 remaining in the first half pulled Golden State within 40-38, the Cavs responded with a 14-2 burst over the next 3:04 to force a Warriors timeout.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr had challenged his team to do better stopping the transition game — inspired a day after watching his son, Nicholas, earn his first win guiding the G League Santa Cruz Warriors. Kerr acknowledged he yelled at the referees a couple of times.

“It was a great moment for him and as a dad, couldn’t be more proud,” Kerr said.

Golden State grabbed five of its 15 offensive rebounds by the 4:52 mark of the opening quarter — a point of emphasis coming in from Bickerstaff.

Green picked up his first technical of the night with 7:46 before halftime. He now has a team-high three on the season.

UP NEXT

Cavaliers: Visit Sacramento on Monday night.

Warriors: Host Timberwolves on Sunday to complete the home back-to-back.

Regular Season Series

CLE Wins series 2-0

Matchup Prediction

Warriors: 64.8%
Cavaliers: 35.2%
*According to ESPN's Basketball Power Index

Recent Plays

4th 0.0 End of Game 118 - 110
4th 0.0 End of the 4th Quarter 118 - 110
4th 4.1 shot clock turnover 118 - 110
4th 26.1 Max Strus defensive rebound 118 - 110
4th 30.1 Cory Joseph misses 26-foot three point jumper 118 - 110

Statistics

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37-86 FG 37-90
43.0 Field Goal % 41.1
11-30 3PT 13-38
36.7 Three Point % 34.2
33-43 FT 23-30
76.7 Free Throw % 76.7
45 Rebounds 55
11 Offensive Rebounds 15
34 Defensive Rebounds 40
23 Assists 26
13 Steals 5
3 Blocks 3
10 Turnovers 20
1 Team Turnovers 0
11 Total Turnovers 20
0 Technical Fouls 2
0 Total Technical Fouls 2
0 Flagrant Fouls 0
8 Points Off Turnovers 32
19 Fast Break Points 15
50 Points in Paint 34
24 Fouls 29
17 Largest Lead 3

Game Information

Chase Center

Location: San Francisco, CA
Attendance: 18,064 · Capacity:

2023-24 Central Standings

TEAM W L PCT GB STRK
Cleveland 36 17 .679 - W1
Milwaukee 35 21 .625 2.5 L2
Indiana 31 25 .554 6.5 W1
Chicago 26 29 .473 11 L1
Detroit 8 46 .148 28.5 L3

2023-24 Pacific Standings

TEAM W L PCT GB STRK
LA Clippers - 17 W1 0.6792453 36
Phoenix 4 22 W2 0.6 33
Sacramento 5.5 23 W1 0.5740741 31
LA Lakers 7.5 26 W3 0.53571427 30
Golden State 9 26 W1 0.509434 27
Full Standings

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