This was the lineup the Warriors have been waiting for. All they need now is to keep everyone healthy.
David Lee had 21 points and 12 rebounds, Stephen Curry scored 17 points before leaving with an injury, and the Warriors beat the Toronto Raptors 114-102 on Monday night.
Andrew Bogut returned from a 38-game absence to score 12 points as the Warriors earned their first victory in four games against Eastern Conference opponents this month.
"He was great," Warriors coach Mark Jackson said of Bogut. "You can tell we're a different basketball team with him on the floor. He's a weapon on the offensive end with his ability to pass, his ability to defend, rebound, block shots and also make plays. It's great to have him."
Jackson said Bogut "completes us as a team."
To Lee, Bogut's biggest contribution was anchoring the defense.
"I felt like I became a better defender tonight because he's constantly talking to me and constantly rotating to get my back," Lee said.
Bogut hadn't played since Nov. 7 due to soreness in his surgically repaired left ankle. He finished with eight rebounds and four blocks in 23 minutes.
"It's been a long season for me so far, a frustrating season both mentally and physically," he said. "Just to be out there running up and down the court again, and especially getting a win, was very satisfying."
David Lee scores 21 as Warriors beat Raptors 114-102
San Francisco Examiner | Jan 29