In their final home game before embarking on a West coast road trip, the Orlando Magic played host to the Stephen Curry led Golden State Warriors. Curry and the Warriors would not be stopped, as they shot the lights out en route to a 111-96 victory.
Out of the gates, Orlando struggled. Golden State forced a couple of turnovers and forced the Magic into tough shots, jumping out to a 10-0 lead just two minutes into the game. The Warriors, who shot the lights out in Miami last night, shot 13-of-25 from the field, including 4-of-8 from deep. The aforementioned Curry led all scorers with 14, including four three balls. Elfrid Payton led the Magic off the bench, scoring seven, which included his second three pointer of the season.
Orlando's struggles on the defensive end continued in the second quarter. Golden State shot 13-of-21 from the field, including 3-of-4 from three, en route to a 34 point quarter. Curry's big night continued, as he pushed his total for the half up to 25. Tobias Harris led the way for the Magic, finishing with 12 points and five rebounds in the half. Golden State shot a sizzling 56.5 percent from the field, and out scored the Magic 12-2 in fastbreak points in the first 24 minutes.
Following the halftime break, the Magic struggled even more. Their abysmal third quarters caught up with them once again, as they went 5-of-22 from the field for 13 points, while the Warriors pushed their lead to a game high 27. Curry cooled off some, making only one of his three shot attempts in the quarter. His 28 points led all scorers, with Harris continuing to lead the Magic with 16.
With Golden State in control, all that had to be done was the clock to run out. Orlando put in their bench, including Kyle O'Quinn who played for the first time since the season opener when he suffered a sprained ankle. O'Quinn gave the Magic some good minutes, knocking down a couple of jumpers, and dishing out a few nice passes.
From the the start, it was Curry's night. Curry, who didn't play the final 16 minutes of the game, finished with 28 points and eight assists, both game highs. Harrison Barnes was next in the pecking order for the Warriors, finishing with 16 on the night. Shaun Livingston was close behind Barnes, finishing with 15, while Andre Iguodala was right behind Livingston, finishing the night with 13. Marreese Speights had 11 off the Golden State bench. Klay Thompson, the second half of the Warriors daunted "Splash Bros," finished with 12, with Draymond Green rounding out Warriors in double figures with 10.
Orlando was led by Harris, who finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Ben Gordon finished with 13 off the bench, 10 of which came in the fourth quarter. Payton, who had a strong first quarter, finishing with 13 points and five assists, while Victor Oladipo had a horrible night from the field, going an atrocious 4-of-17 for 12 points. Nikola Vucevic notched another double-double, finishing with 11 points and 13 rebounds. Evan Fournier rounded out Magic men in double figures, finishing with 10.