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J.J. Redick had 16 points and Nikola Vucevic added 12 points and 17 rebounds to help the Orlando Magic hold off the Golden State Warriors 99-85 on Friday night.
The Magic led by as many as 20 before having their lead trimmed to 10 points late. But they connected on nine 3-pointers to help secure the win. Andrew Nicholson added 15 points and nine rebounds.
The victory snaps a four-game home losing streak for the Magic, who have won eight of their past nine against the Warriors.
Stephen Curry led Golden State with 25 points and David Lee had 24.
Golden State had its five-game win streak ended. The Warriors conclude their seven-game road trip Saturday in Atlanta.
The Warriors cut Orlando's 16-point halftime lead to nine late in the third quarter, before watching the Magic make three straight 3-pointers as part of an 11-0 run to push it 20.
Orlando's hot shooting carried into the fourth and helped it fend off a late Warriors' run that cut the Magic's lead to 93-83 ...
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Nikola Vucevic never saw Shaquille ONeal pull the backboard down in the black and white Magic pinstripes. Vucevic never heard bedtime stories about Hall of Fame centers like Moses Malone or George Mikan. Born in Montenegro, a small country on the southeastern coast of Europe, Vucevicdidn'teven know the NBA existed.
Still, even as a child, he always had a dream to play professional...
Festus Ezeli has a bruised right knee and will miss the Golden State Warriors' game at the Atlanta Hawks.
Ezeli banged his knee in Friday night's loss at Orlando. The Warriors initially listed Ezeli as active against the Hawks before announcing minutes before the tipoff he would not play.
Andris Biedrins made his first start of the season in place of Ezeli on Saturday night...
Jacque Vaughn is notoriously tight-lipped about his starting lineup. When asked whether Maurice Harkless would make his second start a few weeks ago, Vaughn reacted with shock and surprise. Joking that he had not turned his lineup in. The answer was pretty obvious and Harkless has started since.
Now that the Magic continue to struggle at the beginning of the first quarters, the...
The Golden State Warriors (15-8) are currently ranked 5th in the Western Conference, despite being without Andrew Bogut and Brandon Rush. Second-year guard Klay Thompson took a moment to talk about their success this season and his evolving role with the team.
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Call it the Curse of Sprewell.
In February 1997, Latrell Sprewell represented Golden State at the All-Star Game in Cleveland. But Sprewell the following December choked then Warriors coach P.J. Carlesimo and never played again for the team.Since then, the Warriors havent had an All-Star representative, by far the longest ongoing streak of any NBA team. Tied for second longest are...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Glen Davis and Arron Afflalo each scored 20 points as the Orlando Magic handed the Charlotte Bobcats their 11th straight loss Saturday night, 107-98.
Jameer Nelson added 16 points and six assists and J.J. Redick had 14 points, including a big 3-pointer down the stretch for the Magic, who've won three of their past four.
Nikola Vucevic was a force inside...
The Golden State Warriors would appear to have a good chance to pull off an unprecedented feat when they visit the struggling Orlando Magic.
They couldn't get past the Magic at home earlier this month, however.
The Warriors try to avenge their latest defeat and end their recent woes in the series as they go for a 6-0 start on their seven-game road trip Friday night.
ORLANDO -- The Orlando Magic got a big game from an unheralded set of reserves Friday night, riding to a 99-85 victory over the previously red-hot Golden State Warriors. The Magic (9-13) remain the only Eastern Conference team to beat the Warriors (15-8) this season, doing it for the second time in 11 days. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Warriors, who had...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Jacque Vaughn senses that the Orlando Magic is growing before his very eyes, and he's happy with what he sees. The Magic dominated the final four minutes to pull out a 107-98 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night, and Vaughn called it another step in the right direction for his young team. Orlando (10-13) trailed 93-92 with 4:09 remaining...
Playing a third game in four nights, the Orlando Magic's trip to Charlotte could be coming at just the right time.
The Magic will try to win for the third time in four games Saturday night when they take on the free-falling Charlotte Bobcats, losers of 10 straight.
After finishing a five-game road trip with three wins, Orlando (9-13) lost 86-80 to red-hot Atlanta on Wednesday...
(15-7) vs. (8-13)
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Line: Warriors by 4.5
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Season Series: Won 102-94 in Oakland on Dec. 3; Tonight in Orlando
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Glen Davis and Arron Affalo scored 20 points apiece as the Orlando Magic beat the Charlotte Bobcats 107-98 on Saturday night, extending the Bobcats' losing streak to 11 games. The Magic led by as many as 11 but had to come from behind after trailing 93-92 with 4:09 remaining. They went on an 8-0 spurt at that point to pull out to a 100-93 lead, holding the...
ATLANTA -- The Golden State Warriors were running on fumes by the time they got to Atlanta for the last game of a seven-game road trip. But coach Mark Jackson wasn't going to let his team settle for going home with a 5-2 record when they had a chance to make franchise history by finishing the trip 6-1. You never know, he figures, when one game will make a difference in making...
ATLANTA -- The Golden State Warriors rode a 62-point first half to a 115-93 drubbing of the Atlanta Hawks Saturday night at Philips Arena. It was the Warriors' highest-scoring half of the season and came in the last game of a seven-game road trip. Their 6-1 record on the trip is the best in franchise history. Playing the second of back-to-back games, the Warriors (16-8) had...