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Golden State Warriors Beat Magic 94-81

Jameer Nelson Magic WarriorsThe Golden State Warriors had no problem handling the Orlando Magic on New Year's Eve. The Magic ( 10-21) lost 94-81 to the Warriors (20-13) Tuesday night.

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.

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