Lee, whose double-double streak was snapped at seven games, got the Warriors off to a strong start with 10 points and four rebounds in the first quarter. He was nearly as good in the second quarter, scoring nine points to go with three rebounds helping Golden State build a 59-50 halftime lead.
Golden State appeared on its way to an easy win opening the fourth quarter with a 10 point lead, but the Hornets made a run. New Orleans came all the way back to tie the game at 92, but Golden State had an answer of its own. The Warriors scored the next six points to go up 98-92 and held on for the win.
Lee finished just shy of his eighth straight double-double as he grabbed nine rebounds to go along with a team-high 26 points. Klay Thompson scored 19 points while Jarrett Jack scored 16 points and dished out 10 assists off the bench. Ryan Anderson helped keep New Orleans in the game, scoring 28 points off the bench. Rookie Anthony Davis finished with 15 points and 16 rebounds for the Hornets.
With the win, Golden State improved to 17-8 on the season, including 7-3 at home.
|Final - 12.18.2012||1||2||3||4||Total|
|New Orleans Hornets||21||29||22||24||96|
|Golden State Warriors||31||28||23||21||103|