Steinmetz's Instant Replay: W's secure first home win

November 8, 2012, 5:52 am
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Player of the game: Carl Landry continued his impressive and efficient play for Golden State, which won its first home game of the season. Landry played 26 minutes and made the most of it scoring 19 points and grabbing nine rebounds.Landry went 8-for-10 from the floor against Cleveland, and in five games this season he is averaging 17 points per game and shooting 67.3 percent from the floor.Key stretch: The Warriors had gotten into a little bit of a sluggish rut early in the third quarter and found themselves behind 69-67 midway through the third. But Golden State went on a 16-3 run to take back control of the game.As has been the case, Landry was in the middle of the important stretch, scoring six of the teams 16 points over that period.Converting turnovers: The Cavaliers didnt commit an inordinate number of turnovers, but the ones they did commit the Warriors usually turned into something positive.The Cavaliers committed 16 turnovers, which led to 30 Golden State points.Jumping out: The Warriors jumped out to a 15-point lead less than eight minutes into the game thanks to the perimeter shooting of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.Curry had 15 points and Thompson nine after one quarter, as the Warriors led 37-21. The lead would hit 17 in the second quarter, but Cleveland made a push and cut things to 56-51 late in the first half.David Lee, who missed shootaround because of the flu, played 19 minutes in the first half and was productive. Lee went 6-for-9 in the half and had 14 points, nine rebounds, three assists and three steals.Lee played his best game of the young season on Wednesday, and it shouldnt have come as any surprise with the Cavaliers short-handed up front.He ended up with 22 points, 14 rebounds and six assists, and once again logged plenty of minutes 38 -- for coach Mark Jackson. Lee entered the game averaging just 12.5 points and shooting 40 percent from the field. Still, he came into the game averaging more than 36 minutes per contest second only to Stephen Curry, who came in averaging 38-plus minutes per game.Kyrie Irving led Cleveland with 28 points and seven assists.Interior advantage: Its not every game that the Warriors have a tangible advantage on the inside particularly now with Andrew Bogut limited.But the Warriors were a heck of a lot more healthy than the Cavaliers on Wednesday, as Cleveland was missing starting center Anderson Varejao and key backup Tyler Zeller.Those injuries left the Cavaliers with a starting four-five combination of Samardo Samuels (6-foot-9) and Tristan Thompson (6-foot-9).