Instant Analysis: Curry-less Warriors roll Magic for seventh straight win
Streaking in to Boston
OAKLAND -- Even without Stephen Curry Monday night, the Warriors continued their rampage through the NBA, laying a 110-100 beating on the Orlando Magic at Oracle Arena.
The victory was the seventh in a row for the Warriors (11-3), all by double digits.
Four Warriors scored in double figures, with Kevin Durant’s 21 points leading the way. Draymond Green totaled 20 points, Shaun Livingston 16 and Klay Thompson 15.
The Warriors shot 50 percent from the field, while holding the Magic (8-6) to 42 percent -- 34.9 percent in the second half.
One of the toughest tasks in the NBA is replacing Curry in the Warriors starting lineup. Livingston did it so well he was able to sit out the entire fourth quarter
Livingston’s line: 16 points (6-of-12 shooting, 4-of-4 from the line), six assists, two rebounds and one steal. He was plus-16 over 20 minutes.
With score tied 56-56 at the half, the Warriors summoned their usual third-quarter blitz, opening with a 22-7 run and taking a 78-63 lead on a pair of Livingston free throws with 5:47 left in the quarter.
After limiting the Magic to 2-of-9 shooting while forcing three turnovers during the rally, the Warriors entered the fourth quarter with an 88-75 lead.
The Warriors led by as much as 21 in the fourth quarter before emptying the bench. Orlando got no closer than nine down the stretch.
Warriors: G Stephen Curry (R thigh contusion) is listed as questionable and downgraded to out prior to tipoff. F Jordan Bell was a healthy inactive.
Magic: G Elfrid Payton (L hamstring soreness) was listed as questionable, upgraded prior to tipoff and was in the starting lineup. G D.J. Augustin (L hamstring strain) and F Jonathon Issac (R ankle sprain) were listed as out.
The Warriors return to action Thursday, when they face the Boston Celtics at TD Garden in Boston. Coverage on NBC Sports Bay Area begins at 4 p.m., with tipoff scheduled for 5:05.