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Warriors hold off Cavs in Finals rematch...Bulls, Heat also win on Christmas



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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors improved to an NBA-best 28-1 yesterday by holding the Cavaliers to 32 percent shooting in an 89-83 victory over Cleveland. Draymond Green had 22 points and 15 rebounds as the defending champions won a matchup of last year's finals. Stephen Curry chipped in 19 points and Klay Thompson added 18 to help the Warriors earn their 32nd consecutive home win.

UNDATED (AP) — The Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat picked up Christmas Day victories. The Bulls had dropped three straight before Jimmy Butler scored 23 points and Pau Gasol (pow gah-SAHL') added 21 and 13 rebounds in a 105-96 victory over Oklahoma City. The Heat churned out a 94-88 overtime win against New Orleans as Chris Bosh delivered 30 points and 10 rebounds in Miami's seventh straight Christmas Day triumph.

UNDATED (AP) — The Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers won the final two games on last night's NBA schedule. James Harden produced 20 points and nine assists in the Houston Rockets' 88-84 triumph over the visiting San Antonio Spurs. The Clippers were 94-84 winners over the Lakers behind Chris Paul's 23 points, six assists, five rebounds and three steals.

HONOLULU (AP) — No. 3 Oklahoma has kept its perfect record intact by winning the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu. Buddy Hield (HEE'-uld) set a career high with 34 points on 11 of 14 shooting as the Sooners beat Harvard 83-71 to improve to 11-0. Jordan Woodward also set a career best with 28 points and was 9-for-13 from the field to help the Sooners shoot 50 percent.

UNDATED (AP) — Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay because of a hamstring injury suffered in last Sunday's loss to Minnesota. The Bears' top receiver has played in just nine games this season due to various injuries. Cornerback Dee Milliner is doubtful for the New York Jets' game against the New England Patriots on Sunday due to a strained hamstring.

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