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Warriors Beat Cavaliers 89-83 in NBA Finals Rematch

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    Warriors Beat Cavaliers 89-83 in NBA Finals Rematch
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    Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) celebrates after scoring against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors won 89-83.

    Draymond Green had 22 points and 15 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors got defensive in their NBA Finals rematch against Cleveland, beating the Cavaliers 89-83 on Friday.

    Stephen Curry added 19 points and Klay Thompson had 18 for the Warriors, who improved to 28-1 by winning their 32nd straight regular-season home game. Instead of doing it with 3-pointers, defending champion Golden State maintained its edge over Cleveland by limiting the Cavaliers to 32 percent shooting.

    LeBron James scored 25 points to lead the Cavaliers. They had their six-game winning streak snapped.

    The Cavaliers were short-handed when they lost the final to the Warriors in six games, missing power forward Kevin Love the entire series with a shoulder injury and losing point guard Kyrie Irving to a knee injury late in the first game.

    Having both those players healthy for the rematch did little to help Cleveland. Love scored just 10 points on 5-for-16 shooting, and Irving missed 11 of 15 shots in a 13-point game.