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David Lee’s Triple Double Lifts Warriors Past Charlotte Bobcats: Game 26 Recap

December 21, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Charlotte Bobcats center Brendan Haywood (33) grabs a rebound against Golden State Warriors power forward Andris Biedrins (15) during the first quarter at ORACLE Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Friday was a career night for the Golden State Warriors (18-9). David Lee posted the third triple double of his career. Stephen Curry hit a career high eight three pointers as his father Dell Curry watched on from commentary.

The Warriors defeated the Charlotte Bobcats (7-19), to continue their surprising season. The Bobcats extended their winning streak to a league worst 14 games.

The Bobcats woes on both sides of the court continued, as the team shot 37% from the field and allowed their 12th straight game of 100 points or more. The Warriors shot 52%fg and 52% on 14 made three point shots.

Entering tonight’s game, the Bobcats were 30th in opp. threes made, 28th in opp. three-point percentage and 25th in opponents fg%. This month the Bobcats are allowing teams to shoot a league-worst 42% from three.

One of the few bright spots of the Bobcats offense was once again their free-throw advantage. The team was +19 in free throw attempts, with Gerald Henderson getting eight attempts.

Henderson led the Bobcats with 23 points, five assists and four rebounds. In the second half Henderson suffered a right shin contusion, and had to wear padding on his leg. Reports say Henderson has a big bump on his shin, and it’s questionable as to whether he’ll play tomorrow in Denver.

Bismack Biyombo had his first double double of the season, with 12 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks. Ramon Sessions and Kemba Walker combined for 33 points. Ben Gordon sat out todays game with soreness in his knee, which isn’t believed to be serious.

After playing just below 10mpg in nine games with the Bobcats, Hakim Warrick played 24 minutes tonight. Warrick was acquired by the Bobcats from the New Orleans Hornets for Matt Carroll earlier this season.

Warrick had nine points, six rebounds, and could start getting more minutes with the Bobcats getting unreliable production from their frontcourt. Byron Mullens and Brendan Haywood combined for just one point in 38 combined minutes.

The Bobcats will conclude their road trip tomorrow in Denver against the Nuggets (14-13). Denver hasn’t been as good as most projected with the acquisition of Andre Iguodala, but are 7-1 at home. The Nuggets like to push the tempo, and have six scorers averaging double digits. These type of teams have given the Bobcats trouble this season with their ball movement and spacing, so it could be another tough test for the Bobcats to pull out a win.

 

Topics: Charlotte Bobcats, Game Recaps, Golden State Warriors

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