LAST TIME OUT
In a game that came down to the wire, the Warriors wound up on the losing end of a 117-109 contest versus the visiting Orlando Magic on Thursday. Monta Ellis finished with 30 points and 11 assists, while David Lee had 26 points and 12 rebounds. Nate Robinson and Klay Thompson each scored 14 off the bench for Golden State. The back-and-forth match was ultimately decided by an 8-0 run to close the game for Orlando, who was led by Dwight Howard's 45 points and 23 rebounds. FULL GAME RECAP
WARRIORS VS. BOBCATS
Last season the Warriors split their two-game series with the Bobcats, as each team won on the opponent's home floor. The Warriors will be opening a stretch of four road games in five nights, while the Bobcats will be closing out a back-to-back-to-back trio of games. Charlotte features three former Warriors in Corey Maggette, Reggie Williams and Eduardo Najera, all of whom will miss the game due to injury. Golden State has also seen its share of injuries this season, as Charlotte native Stephen Curry, Kwame Brown and Dorell Wright all missed Thursday's game vs. Orlando. Curry (sprained right ankle) and Kwame Brown (torn chest muscle) remain out, but Wright (left knee contusion) is considered day-to-day. The Warriors will look to overcome their rash of injuries and tally their first road win of the season. KWAME BROWN INJURY UPDATE
CHANGE OF PACE
After playing nine of their first 10 games against teams with winning records, including seven against 2011 NBA Playoff teams, the Warriors will play three of its next four games against opponents with a 2-9 record (through Thursday's games). Of the four opponents on this road trip, only the Cavaliers have as many wins as losses (5-5) this season.
WORTHY OF YOUR VOTE
2012 All-Star balloting closes in less than three weeks, and the Warriors have a few players who are worth your voting consideration. Through Thursday's games, Monta Ellis ranks fifth in the NBA in scoring (24.6 points per game) and ninth in assists (7.9 apg). Among shooting guards, he is second in scoring and first in assists. David Lee, meanwhile, has posted six double-doubles on the season, including a current streak of five straight with the last two being of the 20-10 variety. Lee is tied for fourth in double-doubles and is eighth in rebounding (10.4 rpg). Dub The Vote | 2012 NBA All-Star Voting
Injuries:Warriors - Stephen Curry (sprained right ankle) and Kwame Brown (torn chest muscle) are out. Dorell Wright (left knee contusion) is day-to-day. Bobcats - DeSagana Diop (right knee inflammation) is day-to-day. Corey Maggette (left hamstring strain), Eduardo Najera (torn cartilage, left knee) and Reggie Williams (torn meniscus, left knee) are out.
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