Trans. Mar 15 8:21 ET (Mar 15 8:21 ET ) Spencer Hawes registered his 24th double-double this season, scoring 22 points and registering 13 rebounds, to help the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors, 103-94. The Cavaliers had no trouble knocking down shots in this one, going 40-82 (48.8%) from the field, including 10-22 (45.5%) from three-point range. Cleveland (26-40) has now won back-to-back games after defeating Phoenix Suns on Wednesday.
OAKLAND, Calif. -- When it was suggested to the Cleveland Cavaliers' Mike Brown following Friday's 103-94 win over the Golden State Warriors that his team's up-and-down season made no sense, the veteran coach had a simple -- yet brutally honest -- response. The Cavaliers added another unpredictable chapter to their wild 2013-14 story, using a 68-39 dominance in the middle two quarters to erase what was once a 20-4 deficit en route to a win over a team it hadn't beaten in four-plus years. "I feel like they're growing," Brown said of the Cavaliers (26-40), who began their three-game Western swing Wednesday night with an equally surprising win at Phoenix. In-season acquisition center Spencer Hawes had a 22-point, 13-rebound double-double as the Cavaliers won for the sixth time in their last eight games against Western Conference clubs and moved within 3 1/2 games of the final playoff spot in the East.
The Cleveland Cavaliers found a way to shake off a horrid start to post another impressive road victory in their late-season playoff push. Spencer Hawes had 22 points and 13 rebounds to help the Cavaliers erase an 18-point first-half deficit on the way to a 103-94 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night. ''We stayed the course and it paid off.'' Dion Waiters added 18 points off the bench and Luol Deng and Kyrie Irving had 16 apiece for the Cavaliers, who overcame a slow start to take the game over in the final three quarters and snap a six-game losing streak against the Warriors. The Cavaliers have won at Phoenix and Golden State to start this West Coast swing and hope to wrap up a perfect trip by beating the Clippers in Los Angeles on Sunday.