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cleve­land » Mon­day night’s re­match of last sea­son’s NBA Fi­nals was a mis­match.

Led by Stephen Curry’s 35 points in three quar­ters, the War­riors crushed the Cava­liers 132- 98 and im­proved their record to 38- 4. Curry made seven 3point­ers— his last putting the War­riors ahead by 40 points late in the third quar­ter.

LeBron James was Cleve­land’s lead­ing scorer with 16 points.

Golden State swept the twogame sea­son se­ries.


Kem­baWalker scored a fran­chis­ere­cord 52 points as the Hor­nets won in dou­ble over­time, beat­ing the Jazz 124- 119. Walker made 16- of- 34 shots from the field, in­clud­ing six 3- point­ers. He was 14- of- 15 on free throws. Gor­don Hay­ward scored 36 points for the Jazz, which trailed 65- 50 with 6: 11 re­main­ing in the third quar­ter. ... Af­ter miss­ing two games be­cause of a sprained an­kle, Carmelo An­thony made a ty­ing 3- poin­ter with 3.4 sec­onds left in regulation as the Knicks posted a 119- 113 vic­tory over the 76ers in two over­times. The Knicks led by 18 points in the third quar­ter. ... Pau Ga­sol’s 31 points and 12 re­bounds lifted the Bulls to a 111101 vic­tory over the Pis­tons. ... Marc Ga­sol con­trib­uted 16 points and 10 re­bounds to the Griz­zlies’ 101- 99 vic­tory over the Pel­i­cans, who wasted An­thony Davis’ 21 points and eight re­bounds. ... The Trail Blaz­ers bounced back from their 25point loss to Philadel­phia with a 108- 98 vic­tory over the Wizards. C. J. McCol­lum led Port­land with 25 points. Port­land heldWizards star JohnWall to nine points. Wall was com­ing off a 36- point game against Bos­ton. ... Paul Mill­sap con­trib­uted 13 points and 12 re­bounds to the Hawks’ 98- 81 vic­tory over the Magic. ... Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan com­bined for 61 points in the Rap­tors’ 112- 100 vic­tory over the Nets. ... Dirk Now­itzki’s 31 helped the Mav­er­icks beat the Celtics 118- 113 in over­time.


Ready to help in Rio. LeBron James, Carmelo An­thony, Stephen Curry, Kevin Du­rant, Kawhi Leonard and Rus­sell West­brook are among the 30 fi­nal­ists for the 12- mem­ber U. S. team that will play in the Rio Olympics this sum­mer.

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