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Warriors Rout Cavs...Celtics and Hawks Surging


UNDATED (AP) — As far as the Golden State Warriors are concerned, their 126-91 rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers came about seven months too late.




The Warriors held a 3-1 lead over the Cavs last June in the NBA Finals with two chances to win the series at home. Cleveland won both those games while sweeping the last three to win their first NBA title.


Golden State enacted some revenge Monday night in the Cavs first visit back at Oracle Arena since the Finals. Stephen (STEH'-fihn) Curry hit five 3-pointers and had 20 points while matching his season best with 11 assists. Klay Thompson scored 26 points with five 3s. Draymond Green produced his third triple-double of the season with 11 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists. He also equaled his career best with five blocks.


LeBron James had 20 points on 6-of-18 shooting and eight rebounds for the Cavs.


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