James added 11 rebounds, outplaying fellow most-valuable-player candidate
Curry scored 18 points, but had only six after the first quarter and was five of 17 from the field.
James was out with knee and back injuries when the teams met Jan. 9, a 112-94 win for Golden State. Although the four-time MVP hit 15 of 25 from the field Thursday, the back apparently is still an issue. James stretched out on the floor instead of sitting on the bench when he had a rest in the fourth quarter.
Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, who scored 24 points, left the game in the third quarter with an injury to his left shoulder, but returned early in the fourth.
Cleveland, leading 61-56 at halftime, took control in the third quarter. James scored 12 points, including two three-pointers, and found
Warriors Coach Steve Kerr was given a technical foul in the second quarter and had to be separated from official Bennett Salvatore after
at Phoenix 117, Oklahoma City 113 (OT):
In an intense matchup of point guards, Phoenix's
Westbrook missed his first eight shots and finished 12 of 38 from the field, 1 of 10 from three-point range, but scored 31 in the second half and overtime for his fourth triple-double this season.