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David Lee, Klay Thompson help Warriors beat Mavericks 100-97

  • Dallas Mavericks' Bernard James (5) shoots over Golden State Warriors' Carl Landry in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND — Although Klay Thompson won't admit it, without Stephen Curry on the court, Golden State depends on him even more for offensive production. He turned in another big night.

David Lee finished an assist short of a triple-double, Thompson scored 27 points and the Warriors beat the Dallas Mavericks 100-97 Thursday night.

"I have the same mindset going in. I try to score, be a play maker and play some defense," Thompson said. "I'm going to take those shots any way."

Thompson connected on 11 of his first 14 shots two days after scoring a career-high 32 points in the Warriors' 108-95 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

"He's a knockdown shooter, as good as it gets, and he defends his tail off," Warriors' coach Mark Jackson said. "He knows without Curry on the floor we need him to score more."


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