Cleveland Cavaliers Bench Comes up Short in 104-89 Loss at Golden State Warriors
OAKLAND, California (AP) — LeBron James sat down on the bench in the fourth quarter as the game slipped away, threw his hands up and grimaced in frustration.
His Cleveland Cavaliers had done everything right against the Splash Brothers. And yet everything still went so wrong as this highly anticipated NBA Finals rematch kicked off.
The Cavaliers shot 38 percent and couldn't find a way to stop the Golden State Warriors' supporting cast in a 104-89 loss Thursday night.
Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for just 20 points on 8-for-27 shooting, but the Warriors' bench outscored Cleveland's reserves 45-10 and the Cavaliers coughed up 17 turnovers that led to 25 points for the defending champions.
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