The Cleveland Cavaliers are playing their second game of a back-to-back and it showed as the first half wore on against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night. At the half, the Warriors lead 55-50.
The Cavs hung tough with the Warriors through the first 12 minutes, but hit a wall about midway through the second quarter when Golden State went on a 15-3 run to take a 12-point lead. Cleveland crept back in the final three minutes, though, to cut the score to five going into the locker rooms.
After dropping 25 points and seven assists against Charlotte last night, Kyrie Irving has 11 points (on 5-for-9 shooting), five rebounds, and three assists. Big man Semih Erden has 10 points off the bench for the Cavs.
David Lee is the Warriors' leading scorer with 11. Golden State was hoping they were going to get point guard Stephen Curry back tonight, but he is out again due to his latest ankle injury. Charles Jenkins started in his stead, but only played seven first half minutes.