The Warriors improved to 20-4 on the season after defeating the Orlando Magic 126-95 on Monday night at the Chase Center.
Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 31 points
while Andrew Wiggins had eight 3-pointers, the most of his career. Jordan Poole added 12 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in the victory.
|Curry – 31||Green / Poole – 7||Curry – 8|
|Wiggins – 28||Lee / Looney – 5||Poole – 7|
|Poole – 12||Payton II – 4||Verde / Wiggins – 3|
|Harris – 17||Carter Jr. – 12||F. Wagner – 6|
|Hampton – 16||Ross – 5||Carter Jr. / M. Wagner – 3|
|F. Wagner – 15||F. Wagner – 4||Bamba – 2|
WIGGINS HIGH RACE
Andrew Wiggins scored 28 points in Monday’s victory, shooting 9 of 17 from the field and 8 of 10 from 3-point range. The eight triples were a personal record for Wiggins. As of Nov. 21, Wiggins is shooting 57.8 percent from 3-point range (26-for-45), the best among all NBA players who have at least 20 3-point attempts.
Jonathan Kuminga played all 12 minutes of the fourth quarter on Monday and found ways to impact the game on both ends of the court. Kuminga scored nine points, equaling his career record, on 4 of 7 shots from the field. He was dangerous around the rim, posting two And-1s and also throwing an impressive dunk. He also added three rebounds and one steal while finishing with a plus-12 plus-minus.
CURRY BEATS THE BUZZER
Stephen Curry hit seven 3-pointers in Monday’s victory, now just 16 pitches away from passing Ray Allen and becoming the NBA’s all-time 3-point leader. Curry’s most impressive thing of the day was his 36-foot bench shot that topped the bell of the first quarter. Curry registered 31 points and eight assists.
DOWTIN’S FIRST BUCKET
Rookie guard Jeff Dowtin Jr. scored his first career points in Monday night’s victory. The 24-year-old scored four points in the fourth quarter, making two of his three field goal attempts. Dowtin, who has a two-way contract, has played in nine games for the Santa Cruz Warriors this season, averaging 17 points per game. He spent the 2021 preseason with the Orlando Magic.
CLOSE 2ND QUARTER
Leading 43-37 with 6:36 remaining in the second quarter, the Warriors closed the half with a 22-7 run to take a 21-point lead at halftime. The Dubs held the Magic to 3 of 13 shots and forced four turnovers in that span. On the offensive end, the Warriors made seven of their last 11 shots from the half, including three in a row by Andrew Wiggins.
The Dubs got off to a slow start Monday night, trailing 9-0. Draymond Green broke the Warriors’ goalless drought, finishing a tough layup over Mo Bamba. The Dubs set things in motion from there. Three Stephen Curry 3’s and 12 bench points propelled the Warriors to a 31-26 lead late in the first frame.
PAYTON’S FIRST QUARTER
Gary Payton II entered the game for the first time with 6:11 remaining in the first quarter and the Warriors trailed 14-11. The Dubs then went on a 10-1 run where Payton scored a quick five points to take a six-point lead. Payton finished the game with seven points, four rebounds and one assist.
The Warriors wrap up their four-game home run Wednesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers at 7 pm The 11-14 Blazers have lost three straight games, falling 102-90 to the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night. evening. Jusuf Nurkic and Norman Powell combined for 60 points, but the Blazers made just 5 of 22 3-pointers in the loss.
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