The Golden State Warriors lose 29-year old starting power forward David Lee for the rest of the 2012-13 season due to a complete tear in his right hip flexor. This is a huge loss for the Warriors. Lee played 29 minutes in the series opening game last night against the Nuggets and he had 10 points, 14 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 blocked shot. Lee played in 79 games (all starts) during the regular season for the Warriors in 2012-13 and he averaged 36.8 minutes, 18.5 points, 11.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. 29-year old Carl Landry will take over for Lee in the starting lineup at power forward. Landry played in 24 minutes in last night’s game against the Nuggets and he had 14 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 blocked shot. Landry played in 81 games (2 starts) for the Warriors in 2012-13 and he averaged 23.2 minutes, 10.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game. Landry is a solid player, so I expect that he will play well, but the Warriors are still going to miss Lee.
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