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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors, Game 24 preview and listings

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Cavaliers (5-18) will host the Golden State Warriors (16-9) on Wednesday night, the first meeting between the two teams since Golden State’s sweep in the 2018 NBA Finals.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Quicken Loans Arena

TV: FoxSports Ohio 

Radio: WTAM 1100 AM; WMMS 100.7 FM, La Mega 87.7 FM.

Online: FoxSports Go apps

Last meeting: The Cavs lost to the Warriors 108-85 in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on June 8, 2018. 

Cavs minute: The Cavaliers are 3-4 in their last seven games after escaping Brooklyn with a 99-97 win on Monday. … The Cavs have lost seven straight against Golden State. … Cleveland’s bench has tied or outscored its opponents’ reserves on 17 occasions in 2018-19, including Monday’s win at Brooklyn. … Tristan Thompson recorded his third consecutive double-double and 13th of the season against the Nets, tallying 19 points and a game-high 14 rebounds. Thompson has registered a double-double in 11 of his last 14 games. … Jordan Clarkson recorded his first double-double of the season Monday night, scoring 20 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in 28 minutes off the bench. Clarkson became the first Cavs bench player to post at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in less than 30 minutes played since April 16, 2014, when Tyler Zeller did it. … Thompson (4,955) is 45 points shy of becoming the 18th player in franchise history to record 5,000 career points. 

Warriors minute: Stephen Curry returned from a groin injury recently. The Warriors went 5-6 without him in the lineup. … Curry scored 30 points in Monday’s win against the Hawks. It was his seventh 30-point game of the season, and the Warriors are 6-1 when he hits that mark. … In the first quarter of that game,  Curry scored 18 points, outscoring the Hawks (17 points) by himself. In the last five seasons, Curry has outscored an opponent in a quarter 11 times, the most in the NBA in that span according to the Elias Sports Bureau. … Kevin Durant scored 28 points Monday night, making it the 13th straight game with 20-plus points — his longest streak since joining the Warriors. … Durant ranks second in the NBA in scoring, averaging 30.0 points. He is averaging 40.0 points over the last five games. … Draymond Green will miss his 10th straight game with a sprained right toe. The Warriors are 6-6 without Green this season, including the one game he missed because of suspension. … Klay Thompson has scored 20-or-more points in 15 of the last 16 games, including the last nine — his career-best streak. … The Warriors are 1-2 on the current five-game road trip, suffering losses in Toronto (131-128 in OT), Detroit (111-102) and getting a win on Monday in Atlanta (128-111).

Probable starters:


F Cedi Osman

F Rodney Hood

C Tristan Thompson

G George Hill

G Collin Sexton


F Kevin Durant

F Andre Iguodala

C Kevon Looney

G Klay Thompson

G Stephen Curry

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