Warriors' Lee toughs out second half with knee contusion

Lee suffers knee contusion

Warriors' Lee toughs out second half with knee contusion
March 8, 2013, 8:30 pm
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David Lee was forced to leave Friday night's game after banging knees with Thomas Robinson. (Comcast SportsNet)

UPDATE: (9 p.m.) -- David Lee was back on the court to start the second half. He finished the game -- a 94-88 loss -- with 16 points and five rebounds in 25 minutes.


[RECAP: Rockets 94, Warriors 88]

Warriors forward David Lee banged knees with Rockets rookie Thomas Robinson during the first quarter of the teams' Friday night contest. His return is questionable, diagnosed with a right knee contusion.

With 4:36 left in the first, Lee defended Robinson inside the paint. Robinson drove left and his right knee made solid contact with the inside of Lee's right knee.

The Warriors power forward was dominant in his limited floor time, collecting 10 points and two rebounds in seven minutes before being forced to leave. He left with the Warriors winning 21-17.

Lee, 29, became the Warriors' first All-Star representative since Latrell Sprewell was elected in 1997. The eight-year veteran is averaging 18.9 points, 11.3 rebounds and 37.3 minutes per game.

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