Warriors beat Orlando
The Golden State Warriors did something on Friday evening that no other team has done this season, as the visitors notched 46 assists in a blowout 133-112 victory over the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center.
Leading the way for the Warriors, 1.53 to win the NBA Championship, was Stephen Curry, with the 29-year-old point guard from Akron, Ohio scoring 23 points while grabbing six rebounds and dishing out 10 assists to record a double-double for the game.
The Warriors are now back to being tied in the win column with the Houston Rockets for the best win total in the Western Conference. Golden State shot an impressive 62.5 per cent from the field on Friday and were 12-of-24 from the three-point line.
The visitors scored 78 points during the first half, with Golden State scoring 41 in the first quarter to jump out to an early lead. In defeat the Magic were led by their breakout star Aaron Gordon, with the 22-year-old from San Jose, California scoring a game high 29 points to go along with seven rebounds and two blocks.
Gordon has been a pleasant surprise this season for the Magic, with the bouncy power forward scoring over 40 points multiple times this campaign. Over his last seven contests Gordon is averaging 21.5 points per game and 9.2 rebounds per contest and has thrust himself into being the franchise player for Orlando.
Golden State continue on the road as they take on the Miami Heat on Sunday while the Magic are off to Madison Square Garden in New York City to take on the Knicks, also on Sunday.
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