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Warriors-Magic Gametime Preview - 1/3/11
Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 - 4:00 p.m.
Amway Arena
Orlando, FL


TV: CSN Bay Area (HD)
Radio: KNBR 680

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Season Of Giving Feature


Monta Ellis On Being Named Player of the Week

The Warriors were handed a difficult task on New Years Day in Miami, and it wont get much easier on Monday when they visit the Orlando Magic. The fourth contest of a five-game road trip will tip off at 4 p.m. and be broadcast on CSN Bay Area (HD) and KNBR 1050.

The first of two meetings between the two teams, the Warriors will go into Mondays contest looking to get back on the winning track after suffering a 114-107 loss to the Heat on Saturday. Golden State put together its best half of the season in that contest, building a 20-point lead in the second quarter thanks to some stellar shooting. The Warriors made 10 of their first 12 three-point attempts and shot 63.6 percent in the first half, but Miami tightened up its defense and the Warriors shots stopped falling, allowing the Heat to get back in the game.

If the Warriors can revert to their form from Saturday nights first half, they can beat anybody. Not only were they effective at putting the ball in the basket, they also shared the ball well, limited their turnovers, out-hustled the Heat and showed activity on the defensive end. The team wont always shoot that high of a percentage from the field, but they can give themselves a chance to win by taking care of the small things.

One player who provides those intangibles is Dorell Wright. After spending the first six seasons of his NBA career as a reserve in Miami, Wright is flourishing with the Warriors. He had 30 points against his former team on Saturday and has been key in the teams recent stretch of four wins in six games. Hes made at least three three-pointers in five-straight games and is a legitimate weapon in an offense that already boasts proven threats in Monta Ellis, Stephen Curry and David Lee.

The Warriors will need to be clicking on all cylinders should they post their second win of the road trip on Monday. A re-stocked Orlando team with Jason Richardson, Gilbert Arenas and Hedo Turkoglu joining forces with Dwight Howard has the Magic riding a five-game winning streak. Orlando is certainly a contender in the Eastern Conference, but the Warriors offered further proof on Saturday that they can hold their own against the NBA elites.

Following Mondays game in Orlando, the Warriors will wrap up their road trip in New Orleans on Wednesday before coming back home to host the Cavaliers on Friday in a Family And Friends contest. Golden State will then visit the Clippers on Sunday before opening a five-game homestand against the Lakers on Wednesday, January 12.

EXTRA NOTES:
The Warriors assigned Jeremy Lin to the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League on December 24 On that same date, the Warriors announced the hiring of Lloyd Pierce as an assistant coach This season's All-Star Ballot has been released. Vote for Andris Biedrins, Stephen Curry, Monta Ellis and David Lee to represent the Warriors at the NBA's 2011 All-Star Game in Los Angeles ... Ellis was recently named the Western Conference Player of the Week ... The Warriors' annual Season of Giving has begun, and on December 22 the Warriors hosted a Holiday Party for 20 kids from the Make-A-Wish Foundation ... The 2011 Warrior Girl Swimsuit Calendar is now on sale.

WARRIORS WEEKLY TV AND RADIO SHOWS:
Full-length segments of the Warriors Weekly TV Show are available by clicking here, and be sure to catch the next episode on Tuesday (Jan. 4) at 7 p.m. on CSN Bay Area ... The Warriors Weekly Radio Show typically airs on Thursday nights at 9 p.m. on KNBR 680. Listen to past shows by clicking here.

BLOG SQUAD:
With three days off before a recent road game, the Warriors kept busy not only at work at practice, but also in the community. Read the most recent warriors.com blog entry and see how Monta Ellis, Stephen Curry and Dorell Wright are brightening the holiday seasons for Bay Area families in need.

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Injuries & Inactives: Warriors - David Lee (bruised lower back) is doubtful. Andris Biedrins (sprained left ankle) and Dan Gadzuric (left groin strain) are day-to-day.
Magic - Malik Allen (sprained left ankle) and Quentin Richardson (flu-like symptons) are day-to-day. Daniel Orton (arthroscopic surgery, left knee) and Jason Williams (sore left foot) are out.



RECORD:

OVERALL: 13-20

At Home: 8-6
On Road: 5-14

VS. West: 8-13
VS. East: 5-7

CURRENT STREAK:
Lost 1
At Home: Won 2
On Road: Lost 1
LEADERS:
(Per Game)

Points:
Monta Ellis - 25.4

Rebounds:
David Lee - 10.1

Assists:
Stephen Curry - 6.1

Minutes:
Monta Ellis - 40.9
VS. ORLANDO

CURRENT STREAK:

Lost 4

THIS SEASON:
0-0

2009-10 Season:

12/5/09: L, 118-126
3/3/10: L, 90-116
COMING UP

_at New Orleans
...Jan. 5 - 5:00 p.m.
...TV: CSN (HD)
...Radio: KNBR 1050

_vs. Cleveland
...Jan. 7 - 7:30 p.m.
...
Family & Friends Offer
...TV: CSN (HD)
...Radio: KNBR 680

_at L.A. Clippers
...Jan. 9 - 12:30 p.m.
...TV: CSN (HD)
...Radio: KNBR 680
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