David Lee, Klay Thompson lead Warriors over MavericksPosted by Inside Hoops
Although Klay Thompson won’t admit it, without Stephen Curry on the court, Golden State depends on him even more for offensive production. He turned in another big night.
David Lee finished an assist short of a triple-double, Thompson scored 27 points and the Warriors beat the Dallas Mavericks 100-97 Thursday night.
”I have the same mindset going in. I try to score, be a play maker and play some defense,” Thompson said. ”I’m going to take those shots any way.”
Thompson connected on 11 of his first 14 shots two days after scoring a career-high 32 points in the Warriors’ 108-95 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
”He’s a knockdown shooter, as good as it gets, and he defends his tail off,” Warriors’ coach Mark Jackson said. ”He knows without Curry on the floor we need him to score more.”
Lee had 15 points, a season-high 20 rebounds and nine assists, and Jarrett Jack scored 13 points, including two free throws with 2 seconds left to help the Warriors win their third straight. Harrison Barnes had 12 points.
Andrew Bogut, in his second game since returning from injury, was also a big factor for the Warriors. In limited playing time, he had three blocked shots, including one when the Mavericks had a chance to win the game in the final seconds.
– Reported by Rick Eymer of the Associated Press