The Portland Trailblazers are one of the best teams in the NBA at holding it down on their own court, but not this night. David Lee had a monster double-double with 29 points and 20 rebounds, leading the Golden State Warriors to a big road win by a score of 108-87 at the Rose Garden in Portland.
It wasn’t just Lee doing all the work tonight as Monta Ellis lead all scorers with 30 points on 11-19 from the floor and 4-6 from 3-point range. Steph Curry saw 42 minutes of play tonight and made the most of it, finishing with 28 and 8 boards, but Dorell Wright struggled mightily with only 4 points on 2-11 shooting from the floor. The W’s out rebounded the Blazers 47-40, and shot an even 50% for the game on 41-82 as a team.
The big news for the Blazers tonight was the early injury to Marcus Camby, who fell during a rebound attempt compounded by David Lee falling on him, causing his head to bounce off the floor. It is still uncertain the extent of his injury, but a diagnosis should be released tomorrow. As for actual game performances, LaMarcus Aldrige had 17 and 12 boards, Wes Matthews added 17 as well, and Nicolas Batum had 15 from off the bench.
The Warriors now head back to Oracle to face the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers tomorrow on the second night of a back-to-back. Tipoff is set for 7:30 tomorrow night and can be seen on CSN Bay HD, ESPN, or heard on KNBR 1050 AM.
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