LGW: David Lee Defense: Shutting Down LaMarcus Aldridge And Making A Bid For All-Star

(Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

On Sunday, the Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 103-88 behind stellar team defense and some impressive defense on LaMarcus Aldridge.

The Warriors held the NBA’s highest-scoring offense to a season-low in points, and they forced them to shoot a season-low 33.7 percent.

David Lee drew the tough assignment of guarding Aldridge, Portland’s best player and one of the best power forwards in the NBA. Andrew Bogut and Draymond Green also spent time guarding Aldridge, but Lee was the main disruptor.

Although Lee is often criticized for his defense, he held Aldridge, who is averaging 24.3 points per game this season, to just 10 points on 2-for-14 shooting.

Lee was playing with a sprained left shoulder, so it was impressive how he was able to play physically with Aldridge, especially in post-ups.

Read the rest of the article on Let’s Go Warriors.

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