Cleveland Cavaliers

Stephen Curry and strong bench effort lead Warriors in win over Cavaliers


It took Stephen Curry a little while to warm up, but he finished with more than 30 points for the ninth straight game and the Warriors earned their first four-game win streak of the season.


However, the reserves provided a boost with a 19-5 run to open the second quarter and handed the starters an 11-point lead by the time Curry checked back in midway through the period.


Andrew Wiggins, who helps anchor the second unit that starts the second and fourth quarters, finished with 23 points, six rebounds and six assists.


It wasn’t long ago that the 27-year-old forward was out of the rotation, but since James Wiseman’s injury, he’s seen more playing time and on Thursday had a career game.


In the fourth quarter, Toscano-Anderson tricked the Cavaliers defense with a fake handoff, slipped to the rim, pulled the ball behind his head and dunked with both hands before he confidently thumped his chest.


It’s the sort of savvy play that has made Toscano-Anderson somewhat of a revelation this season, and helped support Curry on a night the two-time MVP needed it.






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