November 7, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Tristan Thompson (13) shoots against Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) during the second quarter at ORACLE Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

Warriors Beat Cavaliers Behind Big Nights From Key Players

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Tonight, as the Clippers blew out the Spurs, and most other Western Conference teams won, I thought that it would be a big deal if the Warriors lost. It would have been, but they didn’t.

In a well-played game, the Warriors beat the Cavs. It wasn’t close, but it wasn’t a blow out. A ten-point victory is enough for Mark Jackson, David Lee, and Jarrett Jack to sleep well. Despite playing with the flu, Lee had 22 points and 14 rebounds – his best performance of the year. Jarrett Jack, also playing with the flu, had 10 points and 5 assists.

The Warriors beat the Cavs 106-96.

Dion Waiters and Kyrie Irving of course put on a show, but Curry and Lee were able to best them. Without Varejo in the lineup tonight, the Warriors drove the ball, rebounded, and hit the Cavaliers around underneath the basket. They played extremely well considering that 2 of their players had flus. This was  good moral boost and rebound from the loss to Sacramento on Monday night.

Bogut didn’t score too much, but he still helped his team out with assists, blocks, steals, and rebounds. He is fitting into his role, but still has to be careful with his ankle. Once he gets into his grove, the Warriors will be on their way to the playoffs.

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Tags: Andrew Bogut Cleveland Cavaliers David Lee Golden State Warriors Jarrett Jack Klay Thompson Kyrie Irving Stephen Curry

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