#4 Golden State Warriors 132-98 Cleveland Cavaliers; 18 January 2016
Before this game, Stephen Curry said he hoped the away locker room still smelled like champagne. I'm not sure if it did, but he smelled blood for sure. In what was a usual occurrence that season, Curry exploded, scoring 35 points in 3 quarters as the Golden State Warriors routed the Cavaliers.
Andre Iguodala added 20 off the bench and Draymond Green had 10 assists to go along with his 16 points. The Cavs meanwhile had a complete flop show. Irving and Love combined for 11 points and James only had 16. The Warriors at one point led by 43 points and only a late flurry of baskets at the end ensured that the Cavs didn't suffer their worst loss at home in franchise history.
Many felt it was the precursor towards what was going to happen in the NBA Finals and it sure seemed that way through four games after which Cleveland made that incredible comeback. James got his revenge when it mattered most in this instance.Published 07 Feb 2018, 05:00 IST