USA TODAY Sports’ Sam Amick break down Golden State’s dominating win over Cleveland and what is means for a potential NBA Finals rematch.
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OAKLAND — Stephen Curry doesn’t hop around the basketball court like he used to anymore.
The Golden State Warriors’ back-to-back MVP is too busy trying to integrate Kevin Durant, reinventing his own rhythm amid nonstop noise about his alleged decline and doing all he can to put his team back on the NBA’s mountaintop. But in a Monday showdown against the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers that had as much meat on the bone as any regular season game you’ll ever find, and that the Warriors won in a 126-91 rout, Curry was skipping around the Oracle Arena floor with nearly three minutes still left in the first half.
It was, in the end, as good a sign as any that the Warriors were back in business against this team that had poured champagne on their walls after an epic Game 7 just six months before.
Curry’s three-pointer from the left wing was part of a 12-0 run that sent the Cavs into the night early, their…