Warriors’ Curry hot for Cavs; Thunder beat Nets
LOS ANGELES: Stephen Curry scored 42 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 129-105 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday in an NBA Finals rematch in name only.
Curry drained nine three-pointers and Kevin Durant added 25 points on nine of 16 shooting as the Warriors pulled away in the second half against a Cleveland team that bears little resemblance to the Lebron James-led Cavs that battled the Warriors in the last four championship series.
Curry, looking fully recovered in his third game back from a groin injury that sidelined him for 11 games, added nine rebounds and seven assists. Durant pulled down 10 rebounds and handed out nine assists.
Meanwhile, the Oklahoma City Thunder, erased a 23-point deficit with less than five minutes to play to beat the Brooklyn Nets 114-112.
“This is a special night,” said Thunder forward Paul George, who scored 25 of his 47 points in the fourth quarter. “We came together when we were down -our backs against the wall. We showed who we are tonight.”
Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (right) drives to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers’ Rodney Hood during their NBA game on Wednesday.