War­riors’ Curry hot for Cavs; Thun­der beat Nets

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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.

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