As Orlando suffer a loss in San Francisco there will be lots for Coach Mosely and the Magic team to review. The Golden State Warriors took the game 96-126 but Orlando were masters of their own downfall.
The Magic started the game with a 9-0 run, pushing it to a 12-2 lead. What followed was 19-3 run by Golden State, including 5 from deep in less than 6 minutes. From that point on there was nothing that the Magic could do to contain the quality of the best team in the league. The game was finally blown apart by a Warriors 15-0 run late in the second quarter. On the night Stephen Curry (31 points) and Andrew Wiggins (28 points) did a lot of the scoring damage.
Orlando mistakes certainly helped the Warriors. 22 turnovers from the Magic was converted into 38 points by Golden State. The NBA’s league leaders shot 49% from the field and 50% from three, whilst holding the Magic to a field goal percentage 43% and just 29% with the long ball.
Magic Top Performers
Five Magic players scored in double figures.
Franz Wagner had 15 points, with 4 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals. He has now scored in double figures in 20 of his first 25 career games.
Gary Harris led Orlando in scoring with 17 points.
R.J. Hampton contributed 16 points.
Wendell Carter Jr turned in another double-double performance with 14 points and 12 rebounds.
Moving On As Orlando Suffer A Loss In San Francisco
The road trip west continues to Sacramento where the Magic will play the Kings on Wednesday (U.K. tip time is 3am Thursday).
The Kings replaced Head Coach Luke Walton with Alvin Gentry recently. That change has seen Sacramento win 4 of 7 games since. The Kings last played the L.A. Clippers, winning 99-104 on Saturday. Terence Davis had 28 points, Tyrese Haliburton 18 points and De’Aaron Fox finished with 17. They had no game between that and meeting Orlando so will be well rested.
Sacramento have a 10-14 losing record and sit 11th in the Western Conference. Of the last 10 games played the Kings have won 4, including their last two played. Home form has not been great, winning only 4 of 12 played.
Orlando’s record is now 5 wins and 20 losses. The Magic remain 14th in the Eastern Conference, above Detroit. The Magic have won 1 of the last 10 played, being on a 2 game losing streak. The home record reads 2 wins of 10 games played, whilst on the road it is 3 wins in 15 played.