Video credit NBAE via Getty Images article A new normal has set in for the Golden State Warriors.
They beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 107-100 in overtime on Thursday night in their best win in Cleveland since their 2012 championship season.
The win marks a season high for the reigning NBA champions after a slow start, which they have been fighting through since the beginning of the year.
Curry, Draymond Green, Stephen Curry, Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson scored 21 points apiece.
Kevin Durant had 17 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.
Cleveland shot 54 percent and outrebounded the Warriors 54-42.
LeBron James finished with a team-high 30 points and 10 rebounds, but was only 4 of 13 from 3-point range.
Curry and Green both led the way with 18 points apiece for the Cavs, who have now won seven of eight and are now 5-1 since Durant returned from a season-ending knee injury.
They won’t get the chance to do it again until the playoffs start next month.
Curry is averaging 25.3 points, 11.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists in the Warriors series against the Cavaliers.
He also has eight triple-doubles and six game-winning baskets this season.
Green is averaging 23.3 and 5.7 rebounds in the series, and Curry is tied for the team lead with 14.6 points.
The Warriors are 5-0 this season when leading after the first quarter.
They’re 6-0 when leading late in the second quarter.
The Cavs were playing without their star players in this game.
They lost their first two games after a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday and then were outscored 23-5 in the third quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday.
The Cavaliers are 2-1 when they score at least 95 points, while they are 2 1/2 games behind the Warriors in that category.
Curry’s triple-double was the first by a Golden State player since rookie forward Andrew Bogut had 26 points against the Lakers on Feb. 27, 2012.
He scored a career-high 31 points against Cleveland on April 1, 2012, and has scored at least 24 in five straight games, including 22 in a row in a win against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.
Golden State’s first game of the season is Wednesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Durant had 19 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Cavaliers, who won 103-96 on Friday night over the Utah Jazz.
Green scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Cleveland, which also beat the Losers 102-90 on Friday.
Durant also scored 22 points for the Kings.
The Kings have lost four straight and seven of their last nine, and are 1-7 since Nov. 29.
Sacramento has lost four of its last five games in this series.
The first quarter ended in a double-overtime game with the Warriors ahead by eight points.
Curry scored 10 of his 25 points in the first half and Cleveland scored seven of its first eight points of the second period to take a 42-42 lead.
Green had 12 points and five rebounds for the Spurs, who trailed by seven in the opening quarter.
Thompson had 12 of his 20 points in shooting.