Warriors chase away demons with blowout of Cavs

Draymond Green, the frontrunner to win Defensive Player of the Year this season, tallied 11 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists, 5 blocks and 1 steal as the Golden State Warriors routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 126-91 at the Oracle Arena on Monday evening.

The Golden State Warriors star has led the league in three-pointers made for the last four seasons and has a chance to do it again this year.

Stephen Curry had 20 points and 11 assists in 31 minutes to lead Golden State past LeBron James and the Cavaliers. This was easily Cleveland's steepest margin of defeat and in-game deficit (trailed by 39); the most points it's allowed in a game and a half (78); and for the fourth time in five games the Cavs committed more turnovers (15) than assists (11). Whether it be for bragging rights, just thinking that they are the better team, or having that "W" in the win column next to the matchup, the two regular season games between the Cavs and Warriors mean more than any other regular season game to the wine and gold.

To commemorate that wonderful time for Cleveland Cavaliers fans, you can buy these one of a kind LeBrons that come in a box made of the Quicken Loans Arena floor.

"He waited until the ninth hole because he was a little unsure about how I'd take it, how much of a good sport I would be", Curry recalled.

"Two teams that went to the Finals back-to-back years and split, I would consider it a rivalry", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said.

Warriors chase away demons with blowout of Cavs

Kevin Love sat out the second half due to lower back tightness, with Warriors building their lead to 36 before the Cavaliers closed the third quarter with a 13-1 run to make it a 95-71 game. But Curry has since been involved in more pick-and-roll situations, which has helped him be significantly more aggressive. Although he had his share of those too, like this dagger to end the quarter. Should these teams meet in the Finals, Monday's rout will be forgotten the instant Golden State hits trouble.

The Warriors led 37-22 after the first quarter. The Warriors thoroughly waxed them, and they would have done the same even had the Cavaliers played a bit better. As with LeBron's first year in Miami, they lost, but bounced back the following season to claim a championship. "It's what you've got and how you take care of it".

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 16: David West #3 of the Golden State Warriors shoots the ball during the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 16, 2017 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. That (Dec. 25 loss to Cleveland) was definitely a moment.

They'll host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday in Durant's second game against his old team and old pal Russell Westbrook. He got himself to the line a few times when the Warriors were struggling to muster offense in the third quarter.

Even if all those things come to pass, perhaps the Warriors will still win a seven-game series easily.

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