Warriors 114, Raptors 102

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TORONTO - Forward David Lee scored 21 points and added 12 rebounds to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 114-102 victory over the Toronto Raptors Monday before a crowd of 15,914 at Air Canada Centre.

Klay Thompson added 19 points for the Warriors, who snapped a two-game losing streak with the win. Stephen Curry had 17 points for Golden State before leaving the game with an ankle injury. Harrison Barnes had 14, as did reserve guard Jarrett Jack. Andrew Bogut played for the first time since November and scored 12 points with eight rebounds for the Warriors, while Carl Landry also had 12 after coming off the bench.

Aaron Gray, who got the start with Bogut returning to the Golden State lineup, scored a career-best 22 points and had a season-best 10 rebounds. DeMar DeRozan scored 21 with Ed Davis adding 12 while Alan Anderson, Jose Calderon and Terrence Ross each scored 11.

Raptors starting small forward Landry Fields was limited to 13 minutes, and did not play in the second half, because of flu symptoms.

The Warriors took a two-point lead into the fourth quarter and had the lead up to nine when Barnes made a reverse layup with 6:12 to play, then Bogut put in a layup after a Toronto miss. Ross got Toronto a little closer with five points, but Thompson hit a 3-pointer and the Warriors led by 11 again with 2:25 to play and took a 12-point lead into in the final minute.

The game was tied going into the second half but the Warriors took a 66-59 lead with 7:51 to play in the third quarter on consecutive 3-pointers by Thompson and Curry. Curry then put the Warriors up by nine on a driving layup after a Raptors turnover.

The lead reached 10 before the Raptors cut it to two when DeRozan made one of two free throws with 3:53 to play in the quarter, tied it after a Warriors turnover, and after Golden State was called for travelling took the lead on a 22-foot jumper by DeRozan. But five late points by Jack had the Warriors back in the lead, and they led 84-82 after Calderon ended the third quarter with a 3-pointer.

The Raptors led 28-25 after the first quarter with Gray scoring 10 points, already a season best. His previous high this season was seven. Gray had 14 by half-time - five away from equaling his career high - and Lee led the Warriors with 15 in the first half that ended 52-52.

NOTES: Bogut had missed the previous 39 games with left ankle problems before returning Monday. He had offseason ankle surgery and played the first four games of the season before the injury sidelined him again. It was his first game since Nov. 7. "We're not going to rush him or let him rush himself, it's too important," Warriors coach Mark Jackson said before the game. ... Jackson started 54 games for Toronto in 2000-01. ... Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry, who has been experiencing back spasms, was listed as a game-time decision and did not dress for the game. ... Monday's game ended the Raptors' busiest month of the season for home dates, 10. ... Jack appeared in 95 games for the Raptors over two seasons (2009-201l). ... Dell Curry, who played three seasons for the Raptors (1999-2002), is the father of Warriors guard Stephen Curry. ...The Warriors play the Cavaliers at Cleveland on Tuesday. ...The Raptors visit Atlanta to play the Hawks on Wednesday.
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