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Warriors prove too much for Cavs down the stretch; three takeaways

CLEVELAND– The Cavaliers lost their fourth straight game on Monday night, as they fell to the Golden State Warriors, 118-108.

For three quarters, the Cavs played the Warriors neck and neck, but ultimately got derailed as they ran out of offensive momentum in the fourth.

Kevin Durant led the Warriors with 32 points, eight assists and five rebounds. Steph Curry added in 23 points and eight assists. For the Cavs, LeBron James had 32 points, eight rebounds and six assists while Isaiah Thomas had 19 points and Kevin Love added 17.

Over the last calendar year, the Cavs have lost seven out of eight games to the Warriors. The lone win for Cleveland came in Game 4 of the 2017 Finals. Monday night was the last time the two teams will meet in the regular season this year, as the Warriors also won on Christmas Day, 99-92.

Here are three takeaways from the most recent loss.

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Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation's Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42

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