In their first home victory of the season, the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers Wednesday night by a score of 106-96. It was the Warriors first game against an Eastern Conference opponent this season.
David Lee and Jarrett Jack were question marks coming into the game due to flu-like symptoms, but both were able to play. Lee did his best Michael Jordan impression by having his best game of this young season. He finished with a team high 22 points and 14 rebounds, as well as dishing out six assists. Stephen Curry also chipped in with 21 points.
The key to a Warriors victory seems to come in the form of getting Carl Landry involved off the bench. In the Warriors wins this year, Landry has averaged over 20 points per game. This game was no different than the other victories, as Landry finished with 19 points and nine rebounds on 8-10 shooting in just 26 minutes. With how decimated the Warriors' front court was last season, it is unusual for them to have legitimate threats down low, and Landry has been unstoppable this season.
As previously mentioned, Jarrett Jack was questionable due to illness but was able to play. He contributed nicely with 10 points and five assists while giving Curry some rest.
The Warriors travel to Los Angeles tonight to face off against the Pacific division rival Los Angeles Lakers tonight at 10:30 PM EST/7:30 PM PST. This will be the Warriors second trip to Staples Center already this year as they defeated the Los Angeles Clippers there back on November 3rd.
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