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Cleveland faces Golden State, aims to break 7-game slide

April 5, 2019

Oakland, California; Friday, 10:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland aims to stop its seven-game slide with a win against Golden State.

The Warriors have gone 28-11 at home. Golden State is third in the Western Conference shooting 38.3 percent from deep, led by Stephen Curry shooting 43.4 percent from 3-point range.

The Cavaliers have gone 6-34 away from home. Cleveland is 5-4 in games decided by 3 points or fewer. The Warriors won 129-105 in the last matchup between these two teams on Dec. 5. Curry led Golden State with 42 points and Collin Sexton led Cleveland with 21 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Curry leads the Warriors scoring 27.4 points per game and averaging 5.4 rebounds and 5.3 assists. Kevin Durant is shooting 65.9 percent and averaging 19.3 points over the last 10 games for Golden State.

Larry Nance Jr. ranks second on the Cavaliers averaging 3.1 assists while scoring 9.3 points per game. Sexton has averaged 2.7 made 3-pointers and scored 22.7 points over the last 10 games for Cleveland.

LAST 10 GAMES: Cavaliers: 2-8, averaging 110.3 points, 42.8 rebounds, 19.4 assists, 5.3 steals and 1.8 blocks per game while shooting 47.9 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.2 points on 51.2 percent shooting.

Warriors: 7-3, averaging 115.5 points, 45.9 rebounds, 31.5 assists, 7.7 steals and 6.4 blocks per game while shooting 50.6 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.3 points on 41.6 percent shooting.

Warriors Injuries: DeMarcus Cousins: out (rest), Damian Jones: out (torn left pectoral), Andre Iguodala: day to day (toe).

Cavaliers Injuries: Matthew Dellavedova: day to day (concussion), John Henson: out (wrist), Kevin Love: day to day (shoulder).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.