CLEVELAND: Kyrie Irving went scoreless in overtime after tying the game at the end of regulation and the Cavs failed to score over the final 2:56 of overtime to lose to the Golden State Warriors on Sunday 108-104 in overtime.
It was the second consecutive home game that went to overtime and the fourth home game in the last five with a thrilling finish. Yet the Cavs have still lost five straight, seven of their last eight and have fallen to 10-20, just three games ahead of their pace from last season. Their last three losses have been by a total of 9 points.
Irving’s 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation tied the game at 99, but the Cavs’ only basket in overtime was from Jarrett Jack on the opening possession. The Cavs missed their last six shots after leading by 17 in the second quarter.
Irving had 27 points and nine assists, Tristan Thompson had 17 points and 12 rebounds and C.J. Miles had 17 points. Jack had 12 points, four rebounds and four assists in his first game against his former team.
Steph Curry had 29 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds for the Warriors, but was held to 5 points in the second half on 2 of 12 shooting.