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Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Live Score, Highlights, Reaction

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16: LeBron James
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Matthew SchmidtFeatured Columnist IVDecember 26, 2016

Stephen Curry scored 35 points, Andre Iguodala added 20 off the bench and the Golden State Warriors dismantled the Cleveland Cavaliers 132-98 at Quicken Loans Arena on Monday night.

The Warriors wasted no time jumping all over the Cavaliers, taking a 12-2 lead right off the bat.

Cleveland made it 15-11 shortly thereafter, but then, Golden State took off.

The Warriors closed the first quarter on a 19-10 run to take a 34-21 lead into the second period, and they dropped 36 more points to head into halftime with a 70-44 advantage.

The defending champions continued to pour it on in the third quarter, and J.R. Smith was ejected for plowing over Harrison Barnes as Barnes was attempting to set a screen.

By the end of the third, Golden State led 104-67, which allowed both teams to rest their starters in the final frame.

Curry's 35 points came in 28 minutes. He shot 12-of-18, going 7-of-12 from three-point range.

Draymond Green recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 assists.

LeBron James posted a career-low plus-minus of minus-35. He scored 16 points on 7-of-16 shooting.

The Warriors shot 54.1 percent and were 19-of-40 from beyond the arc.

The Cavaliers shot 48.1 percent but made only seven triples (in 19 attempts).

Next up for the Warriors is a road meeting with the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.

The Cavaliers will head to Brooklyn to take on the Nets that day.

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