LAST TIME OUT
The Warriors took charge in the second half of Sunday’s 99-91 victory over the Pistons for their first road win of the season. David Lee led the Warriors early with 13 of his 24 points in the first quarter and Monta Ellis came on strong late to finish with 22 points and seven assists. Golden State won the rebounding battle 43-32 and held the Pistons to 41.9 percent shooting. Ekpe Udoh was a major contributor to that defensive effort, leading a strong Warriors bench effort with 10 points, six rebounds, four blocks and three steals. FULL GAME RECAP
WARRIORS VS. CAVALIERS
The Warriors swept the season series from the Cavaliers last season and will be looking to be repeat that feat for the 2011-12 campaign, as this will mark the only meeting of the season between the Warriors and Cavs. Golden State will be playing the third contest of a four-game road trip, while Cleveland will be playing at home for just the fourth time this season.
LEE-DING THE WAY
Keep an eye on David Lee. The Warriors forward averaged 18 points and 14 rebounds against Cleveland last season and is currently playing his best basketball since joining the Warriors. His streak of six-straight double-doubles was snapped on Sunday evening in Detroit, but he has still averaged 19.3 points and 10.6 rebounds over the last seven games. DUB THE VOTE
In the six games since acquiring Nate Robinson, the Warriors bench is out-scoring the oppositions’ 32.7 to 21.2, with Robinson pouring in 13.3 per game
GAME NOTES: WARRIORS | CAVALIERS