Thompson leads Warriors over Cavaliers


Posted at Jan 30 2013 02:51 PM | Updated as of Jan 30 2013 10:51 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Sophomore sensation Klay Thompson was on fire as the short-handed Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers, 108-95.

The Warriors were missing three starters – Stephen Curry, Andrew Bogut and Harrison Barnes – plus key reserve Carl Landry.

But that didn’t matter as Thompson, Jarret Jack and David Lee took turns puncturing the hoops.

Thompson made six of his eight attempts from beyond the arc on his way to a career-high 32 points. Jack, filling in for Curry, had 26 points and 12 assists, while Lee scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.

Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving, who missed the morning shootaround due to sickness, struggled with only 14 points.

Golden State shot nearly 54% from the field and 69% from beyond the arc, while Cleveland made only 43% of their field goals.

With the win, Golden State improved to 28-17, good for fifth in the Western Conference. -- Report from ANC