Rookie Klay Thompson scored a career-high 27 points, David Lee added 25 and the Golden State Warriors ended a four-game losing streak with a 101-92 win over the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night.
The Warriors trailed 58-51 midway through the third quarter before Thompson sparked a 20-5 run. He hit a 3-pointer and converted a three-point play to give the Warriors a 60-58 lead. He also got the assist on Brandon Rush's wide open 3-pointer that gave Golden State the lead for good, 63-60.
Lee, who also had 11 rebounds, finished the spurt with a jumper that made it 71-63.
Jarrett Jack had his first career triple double for the Hornets with 17 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. Chris Kaman and Xavier Henry added 13 points apiece.
Rush had 16 points for Golden State, which hit 14 3-pointers - the most New Orleans has allowed this season.
The Hornets cut the deficit to 75-72 at the end of the third quarter, but Richard Jefferson and Brandon Rush sank consecutive 3-pointers to star...