David Lee scored 26 points and notched 9 rebounds to lead the Golden State Warriors to a close victory over the Phoenix Suns, 113-107. The Warriors had an impressive game shooting the ball in this one, going 45-85 (52.9%) from the field, including 10-22 (45.5%) from three-point range. Golden State (40-24) has now won four consecutive games.
Lee shot 11-18 from the field and 4-5 from the free throw line, in what was an efficient performance. Stephen Curry contributed 18 points and 9 assists for Golden State as well. Gerald Green had another big game for Phoenix in the loss, putting up 25 points on 9-18 shooting, including 3-5 from behind the arc. Goran Dragic added 24 points and 6 assists and P.J. Tucker finished with 11 points and 9 rebounds.
Along with their eFG% of 58.8%, the Warriors connected at a rate of 45.5% from 3-point range. On the season, they are 11-3 when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Suns are 2-4 when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
This drops Phoenix (36-26) to 2-2 against Golden State on the year.
Coming up next, the Warriors battle the Dallas Mavericks, who are 38-26 on the year. The Suns go up against the Los Angeles Clippers, currently 44-20 this season. The Warriors are 1-1 versus Dallas this season. The Suns have a 1-1 record against Los Angeles this season.