Golden State holds off Cleveland for 112-94 victory

Golden State holds off Cleveland for 112-94 victory
Cavaliers' guard J.R. Smith drives against Warriors' guard Klay Thompson in the first half Friday night. (Ben Margot / Associated Press)

Klay Thompson scored 24 points, Stephen Curry had 23 and 10 assists and the Golden State Warriors completed a perfect six-game homestand with a 112-94 win over the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night at Oakland.

Draymond Green added 10 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, helping the Warriors pull away in the fourth against a Cavaliers team that showed some fight without LeBron James but ended up with the same result: a loss.


Cleveland is 1-6 since James has been sidelined with a strained back and left knee. He's expected to miss at least two more games.

at Indiana 107, Boston 103 (OT): Roy Hibbert scored 19 points, C.J. Miles added 17 and the Pacers held off the Celtics in overtime. Short-handed Boston was led by Avery Bradley with 23 points, but the Celtics played without leading scorer Jeff Green as rumors swirled that he could be headed to Memphis in a trade. Minutes before tipoff, Boston announced it had sent Brandan Wright to Phoenix.

at New Orleans 106, Memphis 95: Tyreke Evans had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and the Pelicans beat the Grizzlies. The Grizzlies lost their second straight despite the return of power forward Zach Randolph from right knee soreness that sidelined him for nine games.

Atlanta 106, at Detroit 103: Al Horford had 19 points and 16 rebounds, and the Hawks withstood a spirited Detroit rally, holding on for a victory to extend their winning streak to seven games and snap the Pistons' run at seven.

at San Antonio 100, Phoenix 95: Danny Green had 20 points and the Spurs fought through the second half without their Big Three, rallying to beat the Suns. The Spurs were able to rally without the Big Three, scoring a season-high 41 points in the final quarter.

at Oklahoma City 99, Utah 94: Kevin Durant scored 32 points and Dion Waiters made a splash in his home debut to help the Thunder beat the Jazz. Waiters, in his first home game with the Thunder since being acquired from Cleveland this week, hit a three-pointer on an assist from Durant with 23 seconds left to put Oklahoma City up by four.

at Washington 102, Chicago 86: John Wall finally beat Derrick Rose head to head, as the Wizards took a 20-point first-quarter lead and held on for a win over the Bulls.

Denver 118, at Sacramento 108: Arron Afflalo and Ty Lawson each scored 22 points, and the Nuggets beat the Kings for their fourth consecutive victory.

at Milwaukee 98, Minnesota 84: Brandon Knight scored 14 points, O.J. Mayo and John Henson each had 12, and the Bucks handed the Timberwolves their 14th straight loss.

Philadelphia 90, at Brooklyn 88: Nerlens Noel dunked with three seconds left, lifting the 76ers to a victory over the Nets.

at Lakers 101, Orlando 84