Entering the fourth quarter of their matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, the Golden State Warriors held on to a seven-point lead. They were even able to increase it to 14 points in the final period and appeared to be in complete control of the game.
However, the Warriors crumbled in the final five minutes and eventually lost the game, 109-108, with Kyrie Irving hitting the game-winner.
Warriors starting shooting guard, Klay Thompson, was noticeably ticked-off during the post-game interview. He admitted to being mad, going as far as saying they handed the Cavs a gift with their lapses in the fourth quarter.
The loss snapped the Warriors’ seven-game winning streak and saw their record fall to 27-5 for the season. Even if they are still on top of the standings, this loss will definitely leave a bad taste in their mouth. This marks the fourth straight loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, dating back to last season’s finals.
Thompson and company will have a chance to avenge the loss when they host their rivals at Oracle Arena on January 16, the second of their two meetings this year.