Cavs wrap up road trip in Oakland
(Sports Network) – The new-look Golden State Warriors try to get back on the
winning track when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at ORACLE Arena.
Golden State made a blockbuster trade Wednesday. The Warriors acquired Stephen
Jackson, Al Harrington, Sarunas Jasikevicius and Josh Powell from the Indiana
Pacers for Troy Murphy, Mike Dunleavy Jr., Ike Diogu and Keith McLeod.
Harrington and Jackson, who were the second and third leading scorers for the
Pacers this season, are the keys to the deal for the Warriors. Harrington, who
can play all three frontcourt positions, averaged 15.9 points and 6.3 rebounds
in 36 games for Indiana, while Jackson, a guard/forward, tallied 14.1 points
in 37 games.
On Wednesday, Elton Brand ended with 27 points and 11 rebounds as the Los
Angeles Clippers wrapped up a home-and-home set against the shorthanded
Warriors with a 115-109 victory at the Staples Center.
Monta Ellis and Kelenna Azubuike both posted 28 points and seven rebounds in
the loss to the Clippers for the Warriors, who have lost four of their last
five games overall. Baron Davis notched 23 points, eight rebounds and eight
assists, while Andris Biedrins netted 14 and Matt Barnes pulled down 13 boards
The Warriors are 15-7 at home this season. They will visit the Los Angeles
Lakers on Monday at the Staples Center.
Cleveland tries to halt a three-game losing streak, as it wraps up a season-
long seven game road trip. The Cavaliers are 2-4 on the swing.
On Friday, Marcus Camby scored 26 points and pulled down 17 rebounds, to lift
the Denver Nuggets to a 110-99 win over the Cavaliers at the Pepsi Center.
LeBron James registered his first triple-double of the season with 30 points,
10 rebounds and 10 assists in the loss to the Nuggets for Cleveland. Donyell
Marshall ended with 14 points, while Larry Hughes netted 13 in defeat.
The Cavaliers are 8-13 on the road this season. They return home to host the
Orlando Magic on Monday and the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday at Quicken
This is the first of two meetings between the squads this season. Cleveland is
scheduled to host the Warriors on January 30th.
Cleveland has lost four of its last five at Golden State. The Warriors have
won two in a row in this series.