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                     === Lee, Warriors hold off Blazers ===
 
 Oakland,  CA (Sports  Network) -  David  Lee had  24 points  and 10  rebounds,
 Stephen  Curry  added 22 points  and 12 assists  and the Golden State Warriors
 withstood  a furious comeback by Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers
 in a 103-97 victory at Oracle Arena.
 
 Klay  Thompson chipped in 16 points and Carl Landry netted 15, including a big
 layup after the Blazers pulled within four in the final minute of regulation.
 
 Golden  State  avoided its  first three-game  losing streak  of the season and
 reached  23 wins  to match  its  entire win  total in  last season's  lockout-
 shortened 66-game campaign.
 
 "I'm  confident as  long as  we  keep winning,"  Lee remarked.  "I'm happy  to
 finally be on a winning team and that's the most important thing right now."
 
 Lillard  nearly single-handedly  carried Portland back from a 20-point deficit
 by hitting 10 straight shots in the second half en route to a 37-point effort.
 
 But  it wasn't  enough for the Blazers,  who shot 15-of-43 from behind the arc
 and saw their four-game winning streak come to an end.
 
 "I  had  a game like this  in college, but that  ended up with a win," Lillard
 said of his performance. "That's why this is bittersweet."
 
 Lillard  scored 12  points in the third quarter and opened his 17-point fourth
 frame  by  draining two 3-pointers and  a jumper in a three-possession span to
 pull the Blazers within single digits, 82-74.
 
 Golden State continued to keep the visitors at bay, but a late 7-0 run, capped
 by a Nicolas Batum tip-in, cut the margin to 98-94 with 44.5 seconds to play.
 
 After  Curry  found Landry on  the right block  for a lay-in, Lillard answered
 with a 3-pointer at the other end to make it a one-possession game.
 
 With 16.4 ticks left, Curry sank two free throws prior to Lillard missing from
 long range to end the comeback bid.
 
 The  Blazers, who  were coming  off a  92-90 victory  over the  Miami Heat  on
 Thursday,  shot  23 percent  from the floor  in the first  half, with three of
 their  top  four scorers  -- Batum,  LaMarcus Aldridge  and Wesley Matthews --
 combining to shoot 3-for-22.
 
 The  cold shooting allowed the Warriors to seize control, as they led 28-19 at
 the end of the opening quarter and 50-35 at the half.
 
 The  difference reached  as high as 20  in the third quarter, which ended with
 Golden State holding a healthy 78-63 advantage.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Warriors have  won 12  of the  last 14  at home  against the  Blazers ...
 Portland wound up shooting 38 percent for the game, compared to 48 percent for
 the Warriors ... Batum was Portland's second leading scorer with 16 points ...
 Aldridge  had seven  points  -- 13  below  his season  average  -- on  3-of-14
 shooting ... The Warriors had 16 more points in the paint (48-32).
 
 
 01/12 02:36:23 ET