Saturday, August 13 2022

Through 3 Quarters

The point spread is against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but thus far the points are on their side. Three quarters in and their offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the Golden State Warriors 81-68 three quarters in.

Cleveland has been led by power forward Dean Wade, who so far has 17 points and five assists in addition to seven boards.

Point guard Stephen Curry (20 points) has been the top scorer for Golden State.

The Warriors have been used to carrying a lead into the fourth quarter lately, so we’ll see how they respond to the deficit.

Who’s Playing

Golden State @ Cleveland

Current Records: Golden State 12-2; Cleveland 9-7

What to Know

The Golden State Warriors are 21-6 against the Cleveland Cavaliers since December of 2015, and they’ll have a chance to extend that success Thursday. The Warriors’ road trip will continue as they head to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse at 7:30 p.m. ET to face off against Cleveland. Golden State should still be feeling good after a win, while Cleveland will be looking to get back in the win column.

Golden State strolled past the Brooklyn Nets with points to spare on Tuesday, taking the contest 117-99. Point guard Stephen Curry continued his habit of dropping crazy stat lines, shooting 9-for-14 from beyond the arc and finishing with 37 points, five dimes and seven rebounds.

Meanwhile, Cleveland came up short against Brooklyn on Wednesday, falling 109-99. Shooting guard Isaac Okoro had a pretty forgettable game, playing for 39 minutes but putting up just eight points on 3-for-11 shooting.

The Warriors are the favorite in this one, with an expected 9.5-point margin of victory. Those interested in the spread don’t face an easy decision since they are 9-4-1 ATS and the Cavaliers 11-5.

Golden State is now 12-2 while Cleveland sits at 9-7. Two defensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Golden State have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 42.30%, which places them first in the league. As for Cleveland, they rank second in the league when it comes to points allowed per game, with only 101.6 on average.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse — Cleveland, Ohio
  • TV: Bally Sports – Ohio
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $26.57

Odds

The Warriors are a big 9.5-point favorite against the Cavaliers, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Warriors as an 8.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -112

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Series History

Golden State have won 21 out of their last 27 games against Cleveland.

  • Apr 15, 2021 – Golden State 119 vs. Cleveland 101
  • Feb 15, 2021 – Golden State 129 vs. Cleveland 98
  • Feb 01, 2020 – Golden State 131 vs. Cleveland 112
  • Apr 05, 2019 – Golden State 120 vs. Cleveland 114
  • Dec 05, 2018 – Golden State 129 vs. Cleveland 105
  • Jun 08, 2018 – Golden State 108 vs. Cleveland 85
  • Jun 06, 2018 – Golden State 110 vs. Cleveland 102
  • Jun 03, 2018 – Golden State 122 vs. Cleveland 103
  • May 31, 2018 – Golden State 124 vs. Cleveland 114
  • Jan 15, 2018 – Golden State 118 vs. Cleveland 108
  • Dec 25, 2017 – Golden State 99 vs. Cleveland 92
  • Jun 12, 2017 – Golden State 129 vs. Cleveland 120
  • Jun 09, 2017 – Cleveland 137 vs. Golden State 116
  • Jun 07, 2017 – Golden State 118 vs. Cleveland 113
  • Jun 04, 2017 – Golden State 132 vs. Cleveland 113
  • Jun 01, 2017 – Golden State 113 vs. Cleveland 91
  • Jan 16, 2017 – Golden State 126 vs. Cleveland 91
  • Dec 25, 2016 – Cleveland 109 vs. Golden State 108
  • Jun 19, 2016 – Cleveland 93 vs. Golden State 89
  • Jun 16, 2016 – Cleveland 115 vs. Golden State 101
  • Jun 13, 2016 – Cleveland 112 vs. Golden State 97
  • Jun 10, 2016 – Golden State 108 vs. Cleveland 97
  • Jun 08, 2016 – Cleveland 120 vs. Golden State 90
  • Jun 05, 2016 – Golden State 110 vs. Cleveland 77
  • Jun 02, 2016 – Golden State 104 vs. Cleveland 89
  • Jan 18, 2016 – Golden State 132 vs. Cleveland 98
  • Dec 25, 2015 – Golden State 89 vs. Cleveland 83

Injury Report for Cleveland

  • Cedi Osman: Out (Back)
  • Lamar Stevens: Out (Ankle)
  • Jarrett Allen: Out (Illness)
  • Lauri Markkanen: Out (Covid-19)
  • Evan Mobley: Out (Elbow)
  • Collin Sexton: Out (Knee)

Injury Report for Golden State

  • Andre Iguodala: Out (Hip)
  • James Wiseman: Out (Knee)
  • Klay Thompson: Out (Achilles)

Source: CBSSports.com

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