Steinmetz's Instant Replay: Magic 102, Warriors 94


Steinmetz's Instant Replay: Magic 102, Warriors 94


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.

Kerr, Warriors staff to coach West in 2017 NBA All-Star Game

Kerr, Warriors staff to coach West in 2017 NBA All-Star Game

Golden State Warriors head coach, along with the rest of his staff, will coach the Western Conference in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans, on Feb. 19. Kerr's staff will include Ron Adams, Mike Brown, Jarron Collins, Chris DeMarco, Bruce Fraser, and Willie Green.

With the Rockets' 127-114 loss to the Bucks on Monday night, the Warriors (38-7) clinched the best first-half record in the West. 

Kerr is leading the West for the second time as the Warriors head coach. In 2015, Kerr coached the West to a 163-158 victory over the Eastern Conference. 

Kerr joins Alvin Attles as the second Warriors head coach to earn the honor multiple times. Attles coached the Western All-Stars in 1975 and 1976. 

Warriors point guard Stephen Curry and forward Kevin Durant were voted as starters for the West. Voting was conducted between the fans, players, coaches, and media. 

Kerr, 51, has compiled a 178-31 regular season record as the Warriors' head coach. He is currently in his third season leading the team.

Instant Replay: Warriors go cold in Miami, winning streak ends at seven

Instant Replay: Warriors go cold in Miami, winning streak ends at seven


The third quarter, which so often this season has been a magical 12 minutes for the Warriors, was of no benefit to them Monday night in Miami.

Not with Heat guard Dion Waiters on an absolute tear.

The Warriors saw their win streak end at seven games with a pulsating 105-102 loss to the relentless Waiters and the Heat at American Airlines Arena.

Four Warriors scored in double figures, with Kevin Durant leading the way with 27 points. Klay Thompson finished with 22 points, Stephen Curry had 21 and JaVale McGee came off the bench to add 10.

The Warriors (38-7) were victims of dreadful shooting from 3-point range, where they were 8-of-30 (26.7 percent), as well as a tremendous game by Waiters, who scored 33 points and hit a number of big shots -- including the game winning 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds remaining.

The Heat (15-30) won their fourth consecutive game.


Though no member of the Warriors performed with particular distinction, Curry submitted a fairly strong game, all things considered.

Curry’s line: 21 points (7-of-19 shooting, including 3-of-9 from deep, 4-of-5 from the line), a team-high 10 rebounds and a team-high eight assists. He played 37 minutes and finished plus-1


After a Durant dunk tied the score at 102-102 with 11.7 seconds remaining, the Heat, out of timeouts, brought ball up with Waiters. Defended tightly by Thompson, Waiters dribbled down to less than two seconds before launching the game-winner from the top of the key.


Warriors: F Andre Iguodala (rest) and C David West (L thumb fracture) were listed as out.

Heat: G Tyler Johnson (L shoulder sprain) was listed as questionable and ruled out prior to tipoff. F Josh McRoberts (L foot stress fracture), G Josh Richardson (L foot sprain) and F Justise Winslow (R shoulder surgery) were listed as out.


The Warriors return to action Wednesday, when they face Hornets at Spectrum Center in Charlotte. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:05 p.m.