Warriors vs Cavs rivalry extends beyond the court.
Earlier this week, the Minnesota Timberwolves handed the Cleveland Cavaliers their most lopsided loss of the season, a 127-99 drubbing, in which Isaiah Thomas was ejected and LeBron James scored just 10 points.
In fact, LeBron was a minus-39 in his 27 minutes of action, which marked the worst plus-minus of his 15-year career.
After the game, LeBron was in no mood to talk about his plus-minus. Per ESPN,
"I don't care about no damn plus-minus," James said. "I've won a game and had a bad plus-minus before, so what does that matter? I don't give a damn about no damn plus-minus."
Naturally, the Timberwolves took to social media following the game to give fans an update on their 28-point victory, as teams often do. And when they did, the Golden State Warriors social media team was ready to double-tap that photo, a subtle jab at their cross-conference rivals who have struggled in their last 10 games.
Monday's loss to Minnesota dropped the Cavs' record to 3-6 in their past nine games, which puts them at 26-14 on the season and in third place in the Eastern Conference. LeBron and co. will return to the court tomorrow night in Toronto for a matchup with the second place Raptors, followed by a battle with the Pacers in Indiana.
The Warriors, on the other hand, have won eight of their last 10 and have an NBA-best 33-8 record.
The two teams will face off for the second and final time this season next Monday, January 15th in Cleveland.