Golden State Warriors: Recapping the Last 5 Games

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December 22, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward David Lee (10) shoots the basketball against Sacramento Kings forward Jason Thompson (34) during the second quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Kings 128-108. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Game 5

After a nice three-day weekend, the Dubs were back in action on Warriors Ground.  NorCal bragging rights were on the line with the Sacramento Kings in town.

In their first matchup of the season, the season opener for both teams, the Warriors won in convincing fashion, 95-77.

For the first time this season, David Lee would see the court.  In his season debut, Dub Nation greeted him with a standing ovation.

Kerr said prior to the game that Lee would likely see around 10 or 15 minutes total, with his first run lasting for five or six minutes. Lee logged 16 minutes on the night ,but the Warriors wouldn’t need any more than that, cruising to a 128-108 victory.

On the front end of a back-to-back, a big win was crucial, because it would allow the starters to get extra rest in preparation for the next game.  That’s exactly what happened here as the Golden State bench scored 62 points, and no Warriors played more than 30 minutes.

Thompson got the Warriors going early, helping spring the team to a 36-20 lead after the first quarter.

Sacramento kept just about even with the Warriors in terms of per quarter points from that point forward, but they never could close the gap to even within 10 points.

Thompson finished with 25 points on 10-of-16 shooting.

The bench played big minutes in this one, with every member of the team scoring tonight. Festus Ezeli set a new career-high, scoring 15 points on an efficient 7-of-11 from the field.

Justin Holiday also made a big splash off the bench, scoring a career-high of his own as well, adding in 18 points in 20 minutes.  Holiday made his case to be the third Splash Brother, knocking down 3-of-7 shots from beyond the arc.

This marked the second consecutive victory for the Warriors.  Here’s to another win streak.

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