Cavs Lack Spark in Loss to Warriors
CLEVELAND— Lacking some spark on Tuesday night, the Cavs fell victim to the Golden State Warriors at Quicken Loans Arena, 105-95.
Cleveland led by seven points with under six minutes to go in the third quarter, but could not withstand the surge by the visitors.
Golden State got a huge offensive boost from David Lee.
The six year pro torched the nets at the Q for 29 points.
His jumper with 7:48 to go in the game gave Golden State the lead for good and they went on to win by 10.
The pivotal fourth quarter was not kind to the Cavs, who managed just 16 points while Lee and Nate Robinson, who scored 17 on the night, did their damage.
The Cavaliers were led by Antawn Jamison who scored 19, and rookie Kyrie Irving notched 18 points to go with his 8 rebounds and 5 assists.
Semih Erden was a first half spark while scoring 14 for the night.
The Cavs and Warriors both had tough times scoring, as the Cavs shot 42 percent and the Warriors 43 percent.
The Warriors were more accurate from beyond the arc, hitting 47 percent from three point land.
The Cavs, 6-7, get a couple days off before the Chicago Bulls come to the Q on Friday night.