David Lee scored 21 points and recorded 11 rebounds and 6 assists in a tremendous all-around performance to lead the Golden State Warriors to a victory over the Washington Wizards, 112-96. The Warriors had a strong shooting performance in this game, finishing 43-85 (50.6%). Golden State (23-13) has now won nine straight games, dating back to a 102-83 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on December 21st.
Lee finished 10-16, in a strong performance. Other key players for Golden State included Andrew Bogut with 15 points and 11 rebounds, Stephen Curry with 14 points and 10 assists, and Harrison Barnes with 13 points and 6 rebounds. On 6-9 shooting, Nene Hilario scored 14 points off the bench for Washington in the loss. Marcin Gortat contributed 10 points and 6 rebounds.
The Warriors combined an eFG% of 55.9% with 40.9% 3-point shooting. They are 9-1 this year when registering marks above 55% and 40% in those respective statistics. The Wizards, on the other hand, are 2-4 when allowing opponents to hit those marks.
Washington (14-17) has now lost three straight contests.
Coming up, the Warriors play the Milwaukee Bucks, who are 7-26 on the season. The Wizards match up with the Charlotte Bobcats, currently sitting at 15-20 this year.