Live updates: Warriors vs. Cavaliers, Wednesday at 4 p.m.
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Join us for live news and analysis Wednesday at 4 p.m. as the Warriors return to the scene of their third NBA title in four years when they take on the Cavaliers in Cleveland.
For the first time in four years, Golden State (16-9) won’t find LeBron James in its way while in Cleveland. And the Cavaliers have struggled mightily without James, who left the Cavs for the Lakers in the off-season. Cleveland is just 5-18, although it’s won three of its last four games, including a 99-97 win over Brooklyn on Monday.
The Warriors will also see a Cavs team without Kevin Love, J.R. Smith, Kevin Korver, Jeff Green and coach Tyronn Lue. All either are injured or banished elsewhere.
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Even with those standout players, including James, the Warriors have beaten Cleveland each of the last seven times.
The Warriors are fresh off a much-needed 128-111 victory over the Hawks on Monday, which broke Golden State’s six-game road losing streak. Stephen Curry led the scoring with 30 points while Kevin Durant (28) and Klay Thompson (27) also pitched in.
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Things get exponentially more difficult on Friday when the Warriors close their five-game road trip in Milwaukee against the Bucks.
Here are the projected starting lineups:
C Kevon Looney
PF Andre Iguodala
SF Kevin Durant
SG Klay Thompson
PG Stephen Curry
C Tristan Thompson
PF Cedi Osman
SF Rodney Hood
SG George Hill
PG Collin Sexton
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