Balanced attack helps Warriors humble Knicks

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Updated: March 12, 2013

Stephen Curry didn’t light up the Knicks for 54
points on Monday, but his Warriors rolled to a blowout win nonetheless.

Curry netted 26 points to lead Golden State in a 92-63 drubbing of New York,
avenging the team’s loss at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 27 despite the point
guard’s career high scoring night.

Klay Thompson added 23 points, while David Lee recorded a double-double with
21 points and 10 rebounds after missing Saturday’s loss to the Bucks with a
right knee contusion. Lee was also two assists shy of a triple-double against
his former team after missing the previous meeting.

Carmelo Anthony also returned from his own knee injury that cost him three
games but was not as successful, hitting just 4-of-15 shots to finish with 14
points and 10 rebounds in the loss.

The Knicks had won three of four coming in, but shot an NBA season-low 27
percent from the field to open a five-game road trip on a sour note.

The Warriors led, 26-23 at the end of the first quarter and began pulling away
by holding New York to 12 points in the second.

A 13-3 run late in the first half, capped by consecutive Lee buckets, made it
a 17-point game, and the hosts took a healthy 50-35 lead into the locker room.

The margin reached 27 via an 11-0 flurry midway through the third. During the
stretch, New York’s J.R. Smith was ejected for a Flagrant Type 2 foul on
Harrison Barnes. Barnes made 1-of-2 from the foul line, and Thompson followed
with a pull-up jumper for a 67-40 advantage.

Golden State led 75-54 heading to a fourth quarter with the outcome already
decided, improving to 3-2 on its seven-game homestand.

Game Notes

Lee leads the league with 42 double-doubles … The Warriors, for the first
time in franchise history, allowed 13-or-more threes in consecutive games
coming in, but the Knicks connected on just 5-of-27 from long range … The
Knicks had won three in a row on the road, but have lost 10 of its last 11
visits to Oakland … Chris Copeland led New York with 15 points.