SPORTING ALERT – The preseason scores and recaps from the list of games that took place on Oct. 15. Pacers and Warriors picked up wins, while the Cavs stay winless in preseason.
WARRIORS 123, ROCKETS 101
OAKLAND — Stephen Curry scored 19 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Houston Rockets 123-101 on Thursday night in an NBA preseason battle.
Curry, who scored 14 of his total points in the second quarter, went 6 of 7 on shooting from the floor, while dishing out six assists in 17 minutes in the rematch of last year’s Western Conference finals.
Klay Thompson shot 5 of 7 from the field and finished with 16 points, while Marreese Speights had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Warriors (2-2).
Brandon Rush added 12 points and five rebounds and Festus Ezeli collected 11 points, five rebounds and five blocks in the win for the Warriors, who shot 56.6-percent from the field as a team.
They went 5 of 20 from three-point range.
K.J. McDaniels grabbed 20 points and eight rebounds to lead the Houston Rockets.
Chris Walker had 11 points and nine rebounds, Joshua Smith ended with 11 points and eight boards, with Terrence Jones chipping in with 11 points.
Second-round pick Montrezl Harrell put in a nine points on 4 of 7 shooting and eight boards performance in 20 minutes.
James Harden, Dwight Howard, Ty Lawson (torso contusion) stayed in Houston as part of their recovery process, while Trevor Ariza was rested. Jason Terry and Donatas Motiejunas did not travel with the team either.
PACERS 107, CAVALIERS 85
CLEVELAND — Paul George scored 17 points in 27 minutes and the Indiana Pacers handed the Cleveland Cavaliers a fifth straight preseason defeat with a 107-85 victory at Quicken Loans Arena, Thursday night.
George, who is back to full fitness after a bad injury, also had eight rebounds and three assists for the Pacers (4-1).
The Cavaliers (0-5) played without four-time MVP LeBron James, who skipped his second straight preseason game because he wasn’t feeling well.
ESPN reports on Friday that the star forward took anti-inflammatory injection in his back this week and Cavs head coach David Blatt revealed that he is unlikely to feature again in preseason.
Ian Mahinmi had 16 points and seven rebounds, Monta Ellis added 14 points, rookie Myles Turner finished 11 points and six boards off the bench, while Joseph Young ended with 10 points and six assists for Indiana.
Timofey Mozgov paced the Cleveland Cavaliers with 16 points and six rebounds, Richard Jefferson getting 14 points and J.R. Smith collecting 10 points and five assists.