Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/17/14
OAKLAND, Calif. -- A 20-game winner before New Year's for the first time in 32 years, the Golden State Warriors don't need a lot of help these days. But they got it nonetheless Friday night from a very unusual source -- Dwyane Wade -- en route to a 96-89 home win over the Philadelphia 76ers. David Lee scored both right- and left-handed during a personal 8-3 flurry late in the game to ensure the victory, but the difference in Golden State's 12th triumph in 14 tries against Eastern Conference competition this young season could very well be traced back to a second-quarter stunt Jarrett Jack once saw Wade pull on Mike Bibby. The 76ers appeared primed to cut into a 38-34 deficit when Dorell Wright raced into the frontcourt ahead of the pack after a steal. But Klay Thompson got close enough to unintentionally step on the back of Wright's right shoe, snapping a shoelace and causing it to slip off his foot. Wright not only was denied an easy hoop, but when Jack took...
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