Golden State Warriors Beat Magic 94-81
The Magic's defense struggled all night without their double-double machine Nikola Vucevic.The center sprained his left ankle in the first quarter and did not return for the rest of the game.He sprained the same ankle on Dec. 3 when he tripped over a camera man. In the four games that he was out, the Magic went 0-4 and were out rebounded 213-143. That is a difference of 70 rebounds in just four games.
The Warriors took advantage of the situation and out rebounded the Magic 56-37.
The Magic held Stephen Curry to nine points but allowed David Lee to score a team high of 22 points.
The Magic's defense struggled all night and their offense did not do any better. The Magic never shot over 40 percent all night and recorded a season low of 15 points in the first quarter.
Arron Afflalo scored a team high of 15 points and Jameer Nelson added 11 points and six assists. Tobias Harris scored only five points but grabbed a team high of nine rebounds. Glen Davis scored 10 points, grabbed three boards and had two assists.
Inside the Magic's locker room: