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Warriors down Raptors
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - David Lee had 21 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 103-93 win over the Toronto Raptors on Monday.
Klay Thompson scored 19 points and Stephen Curry added 17 for the Warriors, who were coming off two straight losses. Andrew Bogut, who was out with an ankle injury since Nov. 7, scored 12 points in his return.
"We shot the ball better, we pass the ball better, he (Bogut) makes me as a coach look better," said Warriors head coach Mark Jackson. "He completes us as a team."
Curry did not return after twisting his right ankle in the third when he tripped and fell after colliding with Ed Davis.
Aaron Gray registered 22 points and 10 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points and dished out nine assists and Davis added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Raptors, who have lost seven of their past nine games.
"Definitely not happy," said Gray. "We can feel that we can compete with them and we didn't. We're not a team that wants to give up 100 points."
The Warriors had a 71-61 lead midway through the third, but Jose Calderon made back-to-back threes, which sparked a 16-4 run by Toronto, briefly giving it a 77-75 edge later in the period. The Warriors responded with consecutive baskets by Jarrett Jack to give them an 84-82 margin heading into the fourth.
Golden State broke away in the final frame, as it went on a 12-3 run. Carl Landry netted six points during the swing, which was capped when Bogut's layup gave the Warriors a 96-85 advantage midway through the period.
Jack sunk 4-of-6 free throws over the final minute to help seal the win.
The game was tight throughout the first half as the contest was deadlocked at 52-52 heading into the break. Neither team had a lead of more than seven points. Lee and Gray paved their way for their respective teams, as Lee scored 15 and Gray was nearly perfect, shooting 6-for-7 from the field. Alan Anderson came off the bench for the Raptors, scoring all 11 of his points in the second quarter.
Lee has an NBA-high 18 games with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds ... All five Golden State starters reached double figures in scoring for the first time this season. Golden State has won five of its last six games against the Raptors, including two of the last three in Toronto ... The Warriors are 14-5 against Eastern Conference teams this season ... Toronto forward Landry Fields left at halftime suffering from flu-like symptoms.
01/29 02:05:23 ET
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