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Curry and Kuminga Combine For 55 Points in Warriors Win Over Magic

Kuminga Has Scored in Double-Figures in 13 Straight Games

The Warriors began the New Year with a 121-115 victory over the Orlando Magic at Chase Center on Tuesday. Stephen Curry (36) and Jonathan Kuminga (19) combined for 55 points in the win. Curry also was a significant contributor defensively, tallying four steals and a block.

The Warriors shot 53.8 percent from the field against an Orlando Magic team that ranked in the top three in defensive rating heading into Tuesday. They had seven players in double figures, including all five starters for the first time this season.

Golden State Warriors Highlights vs. Orlando Magic

Team Leaders
GSW
PointsReboundsAssists
Curry - 36Kuminga - 6Curry - 6
Kuminga - 19Looney - 5Kuminga - 4
Thompson - 15Three-tied - 4Paul - 4
ORL
PointsReboundsAssists
Banchero - 27Banchero - 12Banchero - 6
Wagner - 25Bitadze - 7Suggs - 3
Bitadze - 13Wagner - 6Wagner - 3

16-4 FIRST QUARTER RUN
The Warriors trailed 11-2 to begin the game but went on a 16-4 run to take a three-point lead (18-15). Chris Paul's step-back 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left gave the Dubs a two-point lead after the first quarter (30-28).

Stephen Curry (7) and Andrew Wiggins (7) led the Warriors with seven points apiece. Defensively, the Dubs held Orlando to 8-for-23 shooting in the quarter (35 percent).

CURRY SECOND-QUARTER FLURRY
Stephen Curry scored eight straight Warriors points in the second quarter, all coming from inside the arc and created by beating his defender off the dribble. He showed off his range towards the end of the half, splashing in his first 3-pointer and drawing the foul to convert the four-point play with 3.5 seconds left. Curry scored 12 points in the frame on 5-for-8 shooting. 

Highlights: Stephen Curry Scores 36 Points in Win Over Magic - 1/2/24

KUMINGA STARTS NEW YEAR STRONG
Jonathan Kuminga scored in double figures in 12-of-13 games in December, including six games with at least 15 points. Kuminga began the New Year like he ended 2023, scoring 19 points on 7-for-14 shooting. He also grabbed six rebounds, dished out four assists and blocked two shots. 

Jonathan Kuminga swats it away!

WIGGINS MOVES INTO TOP-10 FOR MADE THREES IN DUBS HISTORY
In the first quarter of Tuesday's contest, Andrew Wiggins tied Baron Davis for 10th in made 3-pointers in Warriors history (434). Wiggins has played 4.5 seasons in the Bay and averaged a career-best 2.4 made 3-pointers per game last season. He will move ahead of Davis with his next three.

  • Postgame Warriors Talks

  • Postgame Warriors Talk: Steve Kerr - 1/2/24

UP NEXT 
The Warriors will host the defending champion Denver Nuggets at Chase Center on Thursday.

MORE NOTABLES:

  • The Warriors improved to 10-8 at home and 16-17 overall.
    • Tonight’s victory snapped a two-game home-losing streak and a three-game losing streak overall.
  • The Warriors snapped a three-game losing streak to the Magic.
    • Golden State has won 10 of the last 11 games vs. Orlando at home. 
  • Golden State has won nine of the last 12 games in the team’s first game of the new calendar year… The Warriors are now 38-41 overall and 29-16 at home in such games.
  • The Warriors improved to 11-4 this season when scoring 120-or-more points.
  • The Warriors improved to 7-0 this season when making at least 50 percent of their field goal attempts. 
  • The Warriors played in their league-leading 26th clutch game of the season.
  • Golden State recorded a season-low-tying 36 rebounds (11/1 vs. SAC). 
  • The Warriors entered halftime tied with their opponent for the first time this season (55-55). 
  • Tonight marked the Warriors’ 495th consecutive sellout, the longest streak in franchise history. 
  • Stephen Curry scored a game-high 36 points, his 14th 30-point game of the season (11-3 record in those games).
    • He tallied a season-high four steals (prev. three, 12/12 at PHX).
  • Jonathan Kuminga recorded 19 points, and has scored in double figures in 14 of the last 15 games, including the last 13 consecutively (extending a career-long streak). 
  • Trayce Jackson-Davis made his second career start in as many games and scored in double figures for the seventh time in the last eight games, including the last three consecutively.
  • Andrew Wiggins tallied 10 points off the bench, making one 3-pointer to tie Baron Davis (434) for ninth place on Warriors all-time 3-pointers made list.
  • Kevon Looney played in his 226th consecutive regular season game and 261st straight game regular season and playoffs combined, marking the NBA’s second-longest active streak for both.
  • Gary Payton ll left the game with 3:49 to play in the third quarter and did not return (left hamstring strain). 
  • Brandin Podziemski posted his 13th double-figure scoring game of the season. 
  • Chris Paul has tallied at least three 3-point baskets in three of his last four games.
    • He’s averaging 61.9% from three-point range over that span (13-of-21).



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