TORONTO (AP) ― David Lee had 21 points and 12 rebounds, Stephen Curry scored 17 points before leaving with an injury, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Toronto Raptors 114-102 on Monday night.
Klay Thompson scored 19 points, Carl Landry had six of his 12 points in the fourth quarter and Andrew Bogut returned from an injury to also score 12 as the Warriors earned their first victory in four games against Eastern Conference opponents this month.
Harrison Barnes and Jarrett Jack each scored 14 for Golden State, which wraps up a four-game road trip at Cleveland on Tuesday.
Aaron Gray had a career-high 22 points and 10 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points and Ed Davis had 12 for the Raptors, who have lost seven of nine. Alan Anderson, Jose Calderon and Terrence Ross each scored 11 for Toronto.
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Up by two points to begin the fourth, the Warriors pulled away with a 12-3 run as Toronto missed 10 of its first 11 field goal attempts of the quarter.
Bogut started for Golden State after missing 38 games due to soreness in his surgically repaired left ankle. He had eight rebounds and four blocks in 23 minutes.
But not all the injury news was good for the Warriors. Curry twisted his injured right ankle in the third quarter when he tripped and fell after colliding with Davis while driving. He did not return.
Gray, back in the Raptors’ starting lineup to defend Bogut, scored a season-high 10 points in the first as the Raptors led 28-25 after one.
Anderson came off the bench to score 11 points for Toronto in the second but Thompson had nine for the Warriors, including a tying 3-pointer with 1:54 left in the half.
Memphis 103, Philadelphia 100
Sacramento 96, Washington 94
Brooklyn 97, Orlando 77
Chicago 93, Charlotte 85
Denver 102, Indiana 101
Houston 125, Utah 80