Colgate hoops: The Warriors lead Cavs 6-4 in OT
Posted On July 28, 2021
Colgate basketball is going into overtime after a pair of turnovers put the Cavs up 4-3.
The Cavaliers are in their ninth game in 11 days and the Warriors are still a half-game behind them.
Colgate’s Zach Collison missed a layup with 7:29 left in regulation and Tyler Moore had a lay-up for Colgate.
It was the Cavs’ first overtime loss of the season and the first in the past two overtime games.
Golden State (9-4) trailed by 17 early in the third quarter and then took control of the game when Collison made a jumper from the left wing, tying the score.
Moore added a layups and a steal and then Collison scored again from the corner.
Collison, a rookie, has hit 16 of his 26 3-pointers this season.
He has shot 56 percent from the field and 64 percent from 3-point range.
“We were down by 20 a little bit with 3-and-out,” Golden State coach Steve Kerr said.
“We made a couple of turnovers in the fourth quarter, but we made up for it in the second half.
We got a couple quick baskets in the paint and then a quick dunk to start the third.
I thought we played well defensively.
Our guys played well.
They made some tough shots.”
Collision had six points and five rebounds.
Michael Carter-Williams scored 10 for Golden State, which is now 7-0 since the All-Star break.
Basketball in India is a big part of the NBA’s business in India.
ESPN reports the NBA is spending $6.5 million on an NBA 2K franchise in the country.
Kerr said he and Golden State general manager Billy King will have to figure out a way to keep Carter-Williams from getting into trouble.
NBA 2K has also been working with India on a new league called the NBA 3D Championship, which will feature college teams and college-level college basketball teams competing for a shot at the NBA title.
“I know we have a lot of great players in India and a lot to be proud of, but I don’t think that’s the reason we’re going into it,” Kerr said about the 3D championship.
“(We) have to be ready for the fact that we’re not going to win a championship and have to work to be a better team.”
Golden, which has won five straight and seven of eight, trailed by 12 in the first quarter before the Cavs pulled within a point.
After Moore hit a jumper with 7 1/2 seconds left, Collison hit a 3-pointer from the right wing for a 23-16 lead.
A Colgate basket with 4:22 left put the Warriors up 23-19.
Cooper Smith scored 18 points and Collison had 16.
Kevin Durant scored 17 for Golden, which won its seventh straight and third straight game and is 13-1 this season against the Cavs.
But the Cavs have won four of the past five meetings, including a 97-85 win in Cleveland on Nov. 12.
Dion Waiters had 23 points and seven rebounds for Golden.
Brandon Jennings added 14 points and 10 rebounds for Colin Cushing, who has 20 points and eight assists.
Both teams are 1-7 against Indiana.
Indianapolis is coming off a 96-82 loss to Cleveland on Sunday.
Kyrie Irving scored 20 points for the Cavaliers.
Andrew Wiggins had 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Warriors.
Curry, who had 23 assists in the regular season finale, was 2 of 10 from beyond the arc.
Game notes: The Cavs will play at Boston on Saturday night.
Golden will be playing its first road game since the start of the 2014-15 season.
Golden is 1-2 against the Celtics since the 2012-13 season.
Golden’s Jeff Green was injured in the final seconds of the first half and was taken to a hospital for precautionary reasons.