David Lee has first 30-20-10 game since Kareem in 1976Posted by Inside Hoops
Marc Berman on the New York Post blog reports:
In another disgraceful Knick loss at the tail end of another disgraceful season, David Lee did something no NBA player has done since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1976.
Lee posted his first career triple-double in racking up 37 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists, though the defense-less Knicks were pummeled by Golden State, 128-117, tonight at Oracle Arena.
Lee registered the first 30-point, 20-rebound, 10-assist game since Jabbar went for 35-20-12 - also against Golden State, 34 years ago.
And yet the Knicks were barely in contention, falling behind by 20 points in the first half. Lee played 45:47, obviously kept in the game late to post his triple-double. It was emptier than an Easter Egg basket on Monday.
Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reports:
This is why stats are sometimes overrated. David Lee notched his first career triple-double as the Knicks lost, 128-117, to the hapless and undermanned Golden State Warriors Friday night. Lee finished with a career-high 37 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists in 46 minutes as the Knicks fell to 26-49. Danilo Gallinari added 29 points, while Anthony Morrow, who was the best player on the floor, scored 35 off the bench for Golden State.
The Warriors’ starting lineup consisted of Reggie Williams, Corey Maggette, Ronny Turiaf, C.J. Watson and Stephen Curry, who had 15 points and 10 assists. The Warriors (22-53) shot 57%.
Josh Dubow of the Canadian Press reports:
“It’s about getting wins, even at this juncture of the season when we know we’re not making the playoffs,” Lee said. “It’s disappointing we couldn’t get one. That’s two high-powered offensive teams tonight that aren’t the two best defensive teams in the league by any stretch of the imagination, so it’s a difficult loss for us. We need to find a way to win one in L.A. to salvage this road trip.”