Stephen Curry speaks on ‘Spark Plug’ Damion Lee’s 20-point outburst vs. Thunder
Tuesday on the road, the Golden State Warriors were victorious once again. They improved their record to a perfect 4-0 by defeating the winless Oklahoma City Thunder 106-98. Winning this game was easier said than done. It took heroics to get the job done, and the outstanding performance wasn’t from Stephen Curry. It was his brother-in-law, Damion Lee.
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“He’s consistent. He knows our system, and he’s got so much better since he left Santa Cruz. He’s healthy available and confident…It’s huge for us to have a spark plug like that off the bench,” Warriors star Stephen Curry told ClutchPoints of Damion Lee.
Lee scored 20 points off the bench in the victory. It was his constant pressure on the opposition that led to the Thunder finally collapsing in the second half. Whenever the Warriors were flat, he came through with a bucket to keep things close.
It’s the fourth game Lee has scored in double figures off the bench this season. He’s off to a great start, but more importantly, he’s off to the start the Warriors need from him. Poole is the starter filling in for Klay Thompson, but it will take a group effort to fill the All-Star shoes.
The effort Lee is giving on both ends of the floor has made him a vital piece to the puzzle so far in the season. Without him, the team isn’t undefeated. If he can keep up his productivity, it’s going to be good news for the Warriors. Damion Lee will continue to be in the closing lineup, and the Warriors will have some tough decisions to make with the rotation later down the road. But that’s a good problem to have if you are the Golden State Warriors.