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Warriors get 10th straight victory by blowing out the Bucks

Jan 7, 2014, 10:48 PM EDT

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The Warriors won their 10th in a row on Tuesday, besting a Bucks team that has won just seven times all season and is at the bottom of the league-wide standings.

The games still need to be played, however, and Golden State allowed Milwaukee to hang around for a half or so before blowing them out over the final two periods to finish with a 101-80 victory that now has them sitting in fourth place in the Western Conference standings.

Warriors fans get on David Lee quite a bit for his inconsistency and lack of defense, but he’s been killing it on the offensive end of the floor as of late, and performed no differently in this one. Lee made 10 of his 12 shots, and finished with a game-high 22 points and 18 rebounds.

Although it was a 21-point victory for Golden State, it came on an off night of shooting from both Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, who combined to hit just three of their 17 attempts from three-point distance. But when the Bucks shoot just 38.8 percent from the field and get outrebounded by 17, that leaves plenty of margin for error.

The Bucks got just five points and six rebounds from franchise cornerstone Larry Sanders, who’s better at fighting with teammates these days than he is playing the game of basketball. Brandon Knight has been the best Buck all season long, and he finished with 18 points on 53.3 percent shooting, to go along with four assists.

The Warriors are at Brooklyn on Wednesday, and while road back-to-backs are never easy, they should have an advantage against a Nets team that will be without Deron Williams due to injury. From there Golden State hosts the Celtics and the Nuggets before hitting the road to face Oklahoma City, by which time their win streak could realistically have reached 13 games.

  1. ProBasketballPundit - Jan 7, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    And the dubs are doing it with defense; they’re ranked 4th in defensive efficiency according to basketball-reference. I won’t be surprised to see them in the Western Conference Finals.

  2. geeklunchbox - Jan 8, 2014 at 2:30 AM

    By the end of the season, the Warriors might have two of the most expensive but extremely valuable single digit points per game players. Can’t see where the Warriors would be without Iggy and Bogut.

  3. onbucky96 - Jan 8, 2014 at 5:17 AM

    Tell me Sen.Kohl, why should I drive an hour to watch your team play. This team was built to lose, and then win in the lottery. No thanks, I’ll save my cash. You’ll never get that new arena with the team playing like this.

  4. ufools - Jan 8, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    They suck.

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