Warriors: Stephen Curry appears completely healed after missing 11 games with a strained groin. He made nine 3-pointers and scored 42 points with nine rebounds and seven assists against Cleveland on Wednesday night in a Warriors’ win. Cavaliers: Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson has been fined $ 15,000 for making an “inappropriate gesture” to a spectator.
Thompson’s action came at the end of the Cavaliers’ 99-97 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday at the Barclays Center. Thompson finished with 19 points and 14 rebounds. Heat: The Miami Heat’s flight for their six-game western swing took off light on vital cargo Thursday, with both Hassan Whiteside and Wayne Ellington remaining behind due to personal reasons.
The team did not delineate the reason for Ellington’s absence, but said Whiteside remained behind as he awaits the birth of his first child.
Guard Dion Waiters, who is recovering from January ankle surgery, also remained behind, yet to travel with the team this season.