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Magic at Warriors GameThread

The tests just keep on coming for the Magic. Tonight, it’s the defending champs on the docket as Orlando attempts to survive a West Coast back-to-back

NBA: Golden State Warriors at Orlando Magic
Dec 1, 2017; Orlando, FL, USA;Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) drives to the basket as Orlando Magic forward Jonathon Simmons (17) defends during the second half at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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The schedule-makers have left no time for the Orlando Magic to rest on their laurels. After defeating the Los Angeles Lakers just over 24 hours ago, the Magic are back in action tonight against the two-time defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors.

That’s right, from LeBron James to Kevin Durant.

On the plus-side, Orlando won’t have to deal with Stephen Curry, who is out Monday night (but is expected back for the Warriors shortly). After dropping five of six games during a mid-November skid, the Warriors will look tonight to secure their third win in a row to wrap up their four-game home stand.

The Warriors have won ten straight games against the Magic dating back to 2012.

To break Golden State’s string of dominance against the Magic, Nikola Vucevic will have to continue his run of very strong play. Against the Lakers Sunday afternoon, Vucevic posted 31 points, 15 rebounds, and 7 assists,

Who: Orlando Magic (10-10) @ Golden State Warriors (14-7)
When: November 26th, 2018, 10:30 PM EST
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Line: Golden State -7, O/U: 214
OUT: Golden State - Curry, Draymond Green, DeMarcus Cousins

Orlando Golden State
Offensive Rating: 106.8 (26th) Offensive Rating: 115.6 (2nd)
Defensive Rating: 109.7 (14th) Defensive Rating: 110.3 (18th)
Pace: 99.0 (23rd) Pace: 99.8 (16th)
Projected Starters:
Orlando Golden State
PG - D.J. Augustin PG - Quinn Cook
SG - Evan Fournier SG - Klay Thompson
SG - Jonathon Simmons SF - Andre Iguodala
PF - Aaron Gordon PF - Kevin Durant
C - Nikola Vucevic C - Damian Jones

Check out our preview of tonight’s game versus the Warriors here.

Check out our friends over at Golden State of Mind for perspective from the other side.

Leave your pregame and in-game comments below. And as always, enjoy!