OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- David Lee had 28 points and 12 rebounds, Monta Ellis scored 18 points and the Golden State Warriors earned their first three-game winning streak under rookie coach Mark Jackson with a 102-96 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.
Rookie Klay Thompson added 10 points and fellow reserve Ekpe Udoh had nine points, including a layup with 35.9 seconds remaining that extended Golden State's lead to five and capped a comeback from 12 points down in the second half.
Marcin Gortat had 25 points and 12 rebounds, and Steve Nash handed out 14 assists for Phoenix, playing the first of three games in three nights. The Suns face Denver on Tuesday before returning home against Atlanta on Wednesday.
The suddenly surging Warriors are building momentum in unfamiliar fashion.
Jackson gambled with smaller lineups -- reminiscent of NBA wins leader and former Warriors coach Don Nelson -- for long stretches in the second half against the Suns' longer and lankier front li...