WARRIORS ROUT CAVS ON ROAD
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.