Cavs fall to Warriors, 89-83, in NBA Finals rematch
OAKLAND, Calif.– The Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the reigning champion Golden State Warriors on Christmas, 89-83.
Golden State, led by league MVP Steph Curry, beat the Cavs in the 2015 NBA Finals in six games.
The Warriors lead most of the first, but the Cavs made a strong comeback in the second to only trail the Warriors by 3 at the half.
The 45-42 score was the lowest scoring first half for the Warriors so far this season.
The Cavaliers kept things close in the third, but still trailed the Warriors by 5 at the end of the quarter. The Cavs couldn’t close out in the fourth and fell to the Warriors.
LeBron James finished with 25 points, while Kyrie Irving had 13.
The Warriors have only lost one game this season.