Lee leads Warriors to 101-80 win over Bucks

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 7, 2014 at 11:32 pm •  Published: January 7, 2014
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A 3 by O.J. Mayo cut Golden State's margin to eight to start the fourth, but the Warriors quickly built the lead back to double digits and cruised to victory. The Warriors led by as many as 22 late in the fourth.

Ersan Ilyasova had 20 points and Brandon Knight 18 for the Bucks.

"(The Warriors) have a lot of weapons and can beat you in a number of ways," Bucks coach Larry Drew said. "I thought we did some good things, but we didn't do it for the duration of the game. We had too many breakdowns, too many lapses and our margin for error is very small."

Drew said he implored his team to play with high energy to start the second half, to no avail.

"We came out and were flat-lined. They got on a good run and we just couldn't overcome the deficit," Drew said.

Energetic play needs to be a team goal, Knight said.

"It has to be all five guys that are on the court," he said. "We have to have everybody playing with as much energy as we can."

Milwaukee grabbed a 30-28 lead after the first quarter, sparked by Knight's 10 points.

Golden State opened the second quarter on a 10-0 run and went on to a 50-48 lead at the half. Golden State shot 55 percent from the field in the half, despite connecting on only 4 of 14 3-point attempts.

Knight had 13 first-half points for the Bucks and Ilyasova added 12.

NOTES: Ilyasova sank his first 3-point attempt of the game. He entered having misfired on 20 consecutive 3s. . Bogut, a No. 1 overall pick of the Bucks in 2005, played his first game in Milwaukee since a March 2012 trade that sent him to Golden State. ... Drew said peace returned to the locker room following a dustup between teammates Larry Sanders and Gary Neal after Saturday's blowout loss at Phoenix. "We're back in love with one another. It's a very emotional game and tempers do flare," Drew said. "The most important thing is that there is no snowball effect. We make it an isolated incident." . Draymond Green returned to the Golden State lineup after injuring his ankle early in Sunday's win over Washington.