NBA roundup: Warriors too much for Cavaliers

Klay Thompson (32 points) gets a step on Cavs’ Dion Waiters in the Warriors’ victory.
Klay Thompson (32 points) gets a step on Cavs’ Dion Waiters in the Warriors’ victory.

Klay Thompson scored a career-high 32 points and the Golden State Warriors, playing without three starters and a key reserve, beat the Cavaliers, 108-95, Tuesday night in Cleveland

The Warriors were missing guard Stephen Curry (ankle), center Andrew Bogut (ankle), and forward Harrison Barnes (knee). Also, Carl Landry, one of the first players off Golden State’s bench, didn’t play because of a shoulder injury.

In all, the Warriors were missing an average of 49.1 points and 19.5 rebounds, but that didn’t matter. Golden State shot 54 percent, including 11 for 16 on 3-pointers as it hit the first nine from beyond the arc. The Warriors took control in the second quarter and built a 16-point lead in the second half.


‘‘No matter who is out there, we’re still going to play Warriors basketball,’’ said David Lee, who had 20 points and 13 rebounds. ‘‘We could have mailed it in on the last game of a road trip, but everybody stepped up with a bunch of guys out.’’

Get Breaking Sports Alerts in your inbox:
Be the first to know the latest sports news as it happens.
Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here

The Warriors played the finale of a four-game road trip and were coming off a victory in Toronto Monday.

Jarrett Jack, starting at point guard in place of Curry, had 26 points and 12 assists.

Tristan Thompson had 18 points and 11 rebounds for Cleveland.

Trail Blazers 106, Mavericks 104 — LaMarcus Aldridge hit a turnaround jumper at the final buzzer and host Portland came back from a 21-point third-quarter deficit to beat Dallas.


Aldridge finished with 29 points and 13 rebounds for Portland, which trailed, 101-94, with 2:18 left. J.J. Hickson had a season-high 26 points and 15 rebounds.

Dirk Nowitzki finished with 26 points for Dallas.

Lakers 111, Hornets 106 — Dwight Howard had 24 points and Earl Clark added 20 points and 12 rebounds to help host Los Angeles (20-25) hold off New Orleans for its first three-game winning streak in five weeks.

Bucks 117, Pistons 90 — Brandon Jennings scored 20 of his 30 points in the third quarter, leading visiting Milwaukee to victory.

Mike Dunleavy had 17 points and Monta Ellis added 14 for the Bucks, who led by as many as 29 points.


Rookie Andre Drummond had 18 points and 18 rebounds for Detroit, becoming just the second teenager to have an 18-18 game since 1985-86, joining Dwight Howard.