ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 8 (Ticker) --
The Golden State Warriors were
finally golden in Orlando.
scored 13 of his season-high 15 points in the
fourth quarter and Jason Richardson
scored 11 in the final three
minutes as the Warriors ended a 13-year road drought against the
Orlando Magic with a 113-109 victory.
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Golden State had lost 11 straight in Orlando, last winning on
Feb. 3, 1992 - four months before the Magic drafted
Foyle, whose previous season high was 12 points, was 5-of-5 from
the floor in the final period and also recorded one of his
"This season, Foyle's activity on both ends of the court was
exactly what we needed," Golden State guard Derek Fisher
"We've needed that big guy in the middle to finish around the
basket. He did those things tonight for us and that was really
intregal for us."
The Warriors trailed, 101-100, with just under four minutes left
when Richardson scored the next six points for Golden State,
starting with fadeaway jumper from the corner that gave the
Warriors a 102-101 lead with 3:24 left.
"That was a huge bucket for us at that point in time," Warriors
coach Mike Montgomery
said. "He's done that before. We wanted
the ball in his hands."
Richardson scored 14 points in the first quarter but managed
just four in the middle periods before scoring 14 more in the
"That fadeaway was a pretty big shot," Richardson said. "That's
the time of the game when I want the ball in my hands and that
is when I have to make plays."
Richardson added a pair of free throws with 96 seconds to go
that snapped a 105-105 tie.
's layup 13 seconds later pulled the Magic even,
107-107, but Foyle was fouled on the ensuing possession and hit
1-of-2 free throws to give the Warriors the lead for good.
After Hill missed a jumper, Richardson extended Golden State's
lead to 110-107 with a floater in the lane with 14 seconds to
go. Hill answered with a basket, but Richardson hit 3-of-4 free
throws to help the Warriors improve to 1-2 on a four-game road
Richardson had 32 points on 11-of-22 shooting and 11 rebounds
and Fisher scored 25 points for Golden State, which hit
27-of-34 free throws, including 13-of-18 in the final period.
Hill scored 28 points and Steve Francis
added 21 before fouling
out with just over one minute to play.
After hitting eight of his first 10 shots, Hill misfired on 11
of his next 12 before connecting on back-to-back shots in the
"We're mad. We frustrated, and we're all searching for answers,"
Hill said. "We're consistently not good and that's not good."
Also not pleased about being shunned as a Eastern Conference
reserve in the upcoming All-Star game, Francis vented his
displeasure about Orlando's third consecutive setback and its
ninth loss this season to sub-.500 teams. To add insult to
injury, the Magic lost for only the second time in their last
nine home games.
"It's the most degrading loss for me this season," Francis said.
"Defensively, we didn't have (any) intensity. They did
whatever the hell they wanted to do. I'm tired of doing this by
myself. I'm the only one who's mad out there."