CLEVELAND (AP) – Stephen Curry scored 40 points, including 20 in the fourth quarter, as the Golden State Warriors overcame a 13-point deficit to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 104-89 on Thursday night.
Curry hit three consecutive triples in that fourth quarter for the NBA-leading Warriors.
The Golden State star hit eight of 12 shots, including four of seven 3-pointers, during the final period as his team beat the Cavs 36-8. The Warriors scored the first 17 points of the final quarter to take an 85-81 lead, and Cleveland came away empty-handed on 12 straight possessions.
Nemanja Bjelica added 14 points, Andrew Wiggins added 12 and Draymond Green added four, in addition to intercepting 14 rebounds for Golden State.
The Warriors improved to 13-2. They have won nine straight games over the Cavaliers and are 17-1 against that team since January 2017.
Injury-plagued Cleveland fell to a 9-8 record. He started the fourth quarter with an 81-68 lead after Dean Wade hit a layup late in the third quarter.