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December 30. 2012 1:29AM

Curry, Lee pace Warriors past Celtics, 101-83

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Stephen Curry collected 22 points and nine assists while David Lee scored 20 points as host Golden State picked up its third straight win at the expense of struggling Boston on Saturday night, 101-83.

Harrison Barnes added 15 points, Jarrett Jack had 14 off the bench and Klay Thompson scored 13 for the Warriors, who have won 11 of their last 14 games.

Rajon Rondo sat out with a bruised right thigh and hip, and the Celtics missed him from the start.

Paul Pierce went 1-of-11 from the floor in the first half and finished with 13 points on 4-of-20 shooting for Boston, which has dropped seven of its last eight road games.

Golden State grabbed a 29-23 lead at the end of the first quarter and put some distance on the Celtics in the second.

Curry hit back-to-back long jumpers and Lee scored four points during a 15-2 run to begin the period, and the advantage stretched out to 57-40 by the half.

Boston used a 14-3 burst to close within 76-67 at the end of the third quarter, but could not carry the momentum into the fourth.

Jack's 3-pointer with 3:53 left pushed the lead to 97-76 and emptied the bench. Courtney Lee led the Celtics with 18 points and Jason Terry had 13.

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GAME NOTEBOOK: Kevin Garnett struggled to six points in 23 minutes for Boston, giving the bench plenty of work. Rookie F Jared Sullinger led the reserves with 12 points and eight rebounds in 25 minutes. ... Rondo will be a game-time decision on Sunday, when the Celtics close out their four-game road trip at Sacramento. ... The Warriors were 12-of-19 from 3-point range.


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