Steinmetz's Instant Replay: Magic 102, Warriors 94

December 4, 2012, 5:50 am
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Player of the game: Glen Big Baby Davis had his way with the Warriors on the interior, scoring 24 points and leading the Magic to a win over Golden State.It was the Magics second straight win after defeating the L.A. Lakers in Los Angeles on Sunday night.The Warriors had their three-game winning streak snapped and are now 10-7.Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 25 points and 11 assists, but many of those points came in the final six minutes as the Warriors were trying to make up a double-digit deficit.Key stretch: The Magic went on a 17-6 run in the fourth quarter to break from a 72-72 tie and take control of the game. During the stretch, the Warriors had no answer for J.J. Redick, who hit three jumpers, including two from beyond the arc.His 3-pointer with five-and-a-half minutes remaining put Orlando up 89-78.Redick finished with 22 points, including 10 in the final period.Defense solid: The Warriors played in fits and starts at the offensive end, but they were able to hang their collective hats on the defensive end.The Warriors held the Magic to 38.9 percent shooting through three quarters and it allowed them to be even at 69-69 heading into the fourth quarter.If there was one player who was a thorn in the sides of the Warriors up to that point it was Orlando center Nikola Vucevic, who had 11 points and 12 rebounds in just 26 minutes.Six of his rebounds came at the offensive end, giving the Magic some extra possessions that it needed.Early on: The Warriors had things their way for most of the first quarter until a bad stretch at the very end. Orlando scored seven consecutive points in the final minute of the period, punctuated by a Davis jumper at the buzzer after a bad inbounds pass by Landry.Davis shot gave the Magic a 28-27 lead, and it held onto that lead for much of the second quarter.Trip looming: The Warriors open up a seven-game road trip their longest of the season on Wednesday at Detroit. Its the longest road trip the Warriors have had since an eight-game trip during March of the 2004-05 season.In an ideal world, we want to handle our business and look forward to going on the road, Jackson said before the game. This is a huge game for us because of the task that lies ahead which is going on the road playing against some good teams in their buildings.

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