David Lee scored 22 points and recorded 18 rebounds, his 21st double-double of the season, to lead the Golden State Warriors to a blowout victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, 101-80. The Warriors shot 39-84 (46.4%) from the field and dominated the offensive glass, pulling down 15 boards. This is the 10th consecutive win for Golden State (24-13). The streak began with a 102-83 victory over Los Angeles on December 21st.
Lee shot 10-12 from the field, in an efficient offensive performance. Other top performers for Golden State were Stephen Curry with 15 points and 6 assists, and Andre Iguodala with 11 points and 7 rebounds. On 6-15 shooting (2-5 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 6-8 from the free throw line, Ersan Ilyasova scored 20 points for Milwaukee in the loss.
As expected, the Bucks offense did not have its best game, struggling to make shots against a Warriors defense that ranks second-best in the league at forcing misses (46.9% opponents' eFG%). After finishing with an eFG% of 41.9% in this game, they rank 27th in the NBA in that metric at 46.6% this season.
Milwaukee (7-27) has now dropped their last three straight games.
Coming up next, the Warriors take on the Brooklyn Nets, who are 13-21 on the year. The Bucks go up against the Chicago Bulls, currently 15-18 this season. The Bucks have a 1-1 record against Chicago this season.