The Big Three would be Klay Thompson, David Lee and Stephen Curry. Thompson finished with 10 points and 6 assists, David Lee finished with 25 points and 11 rebounds, and Curry finished with 27 points and 7 assists. On this night, the Warriors defeated the Bobcats 104-96, kept their winning streak alive at four, and ensured a winning record on their longest road trip of the season! How about all that in one night!
North Carolina and Charlotte native, Stephen Curry came ready to play and impress his father, Dell Curry. The Warriors in the beginning jumped out to an 18-7 lead, and were looking better than ever. They looked like they wanted to win, and were ready to take on anyone: then again, they were playing the Bobcats, who have now lost eight straight after a hot start. The Warriors lead 24-13 with five minutes left. Curry and Lee of course played well in the early going. Lee had 13 points by the end of the 1st quarter. Positives of the first quarter were the rebounding and glass activity.
More or less of the same happened in the second quarter, and the Warriors finished the half leading 58-40. At the end of the half, Lee had 17, Curry had 11, and Thompson had 7.
At the beginning of the third, the Bobcats exploded offensively and were able to cut the lead to 13. They weren’t making their shots, but they were outshooting the Warriors from the free throw line 19-9. The Warriors, fortunately, were able to push the lead back to 19 with four minutes left behind extremely hot shooting from David Lee and Stephen Curry, who are in the top 10 in scoring in the last month.Klay Thompson’s phantom fouls in the third quarter forced Mark Jackson to put him on the bench.
The Bobcats along with Ben Gordon and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist were able to cut the lead to 12. Then, Kemba Walker fueled a run that cut the Warriors lead down to six with just 15 seconds left. It wasn’t however, enough to pull away with a win. The Warriors, despite once again terrible officiating and a horrible 11 point fourth quarter, were victorious.
The Warriors improve to 14-7 on the season, 8-4 on the road. The last time they’ve started 4-0 on a road trip was the 1977 season. The Warriors’ next game is against the defending champions Miami Heat on Wednesday.
This is going to be a tough one, but stay tuned for more coverage!