Warriors at Magic

Dubs Fall Just Short in Orlando

Six of Game's 15 Lead Changes Take Place in Fourth Quarter

The Warriors and Magic went down to the wire, but the Dubs couldn’t make enough plays down the stretch of a 100-96 defeat in Orlando on Sunday.

TEAM LEADERS


GSW
Points Rebounds Assists
Robinson - 19 Cauley-Stein - 12 Green - 7
Paschall - 17 Spellman - 7 Bowman - 4
Burks - 15 Chriss / Paschall - 6 Cauley-Stein / Burks - 3


ORL
Points Rebounds Assists
Fournier - 32 Isaac - 11 Fultz - 9
Ross - 19 Birch - 10 Augustin - 4
Isaac/Fultz - 14 Gordon - 7 Gordon - 4

After Glenn Robinson III put the Dubs ahead with a 3-pointer with three and a half minutes to go, the Magic responded with a 9-0 run that featured the sixth lead change of the fourth quarter. After trailing by six with less than 1:20 to go, the Dubs had a shot to tie or take the lead when they forced an Orlando five-second violation with 6.3 seconds left on the clock.

But after making a 3-pointer to get within one a few minutes earlier, Alec Burks had another look from the perimeter to win the game, but the shot was just off the mark and Orlando added a few late free throws to secure the home win.

That the Dubs missed a big 3-pointer down the stretch was only fitting. The Warriors were 6-for-23 from distance in the game, and the Magic, who came into the game ranked dead last in 3-point shooting percentage, knocked down 11 of them. Evan Fournier was responsible for six of those treys, as he paced the Magic with 32 points.

For the Warriors, Robinson led six Dubs in double figures with 19 points, bouncing back from an 0-for-10 outing in Miami to connect on eight of his 16 shot attempts. Eric Paschall added 17 points and Burks had 15 while Willie Cauley-Stein tallied his first double-double as a Warrior (11 points, 12 rebounds), but the Dubs as a team shot just 39.6 percent from the floor.

With the loss, the Dubs fall to an NBA-worst 4-17, and they won’t have much time to dwell on the defeat, as their road trip continues on the back end of a back-to-back in Atlanta on Monday (4:30 p.m.; NBCSBA, 95.7 The Game).

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More Notables ...

  • Golden State falls to 2-10 (.167) mark on the road… The Warriors have lost four consecutive road games.

  • The Warriors lost their second consecutive game to the Magic after previously posting an 11-game win streak against Orlando… The teams will next meet at Chase Center on Jan. 18.

  • Golden State is now 1-4 in the first game of a back-to-back set this season.

  • The Warriors are 0-6 this season when scoring fewer than 100 points.

  • Tonight marked Golden State’s seventh loss by six points or fewer this season.

  • All five Warriors starters scored in double figures for the second time this season (Oct. 28 at New Orleans).

  • The Warriors fell to 0-2 on the team’s current five-game Eastern Conference road trip.

  • Eric Paschall scored 17 points and leads all rookies in total points this season with 340.

  • Glenn Robinson III tallied 19 points (8-of-16 FG, 3-of-6 3FG), his third highest scoring output of the season.

  • Ky Bowman scored in double figures for the eighth time this season with 12 points off the bench.

  • Draymond Green scored in double figures for the sixth time this season with 11 points to go with seven assists in 23 minutes.

  • Evan Fournier matched his career high with 32 points (January 16, 2018 vs. Minnesota), his sixth career 30-point performance.

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