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Long-range shooting carries Warriors past Magic

Field Level Media
07 Dec 2021, 15:55 GMT+10

Stephen Curry and Andrew Wiggins combined for 15 3-pointers and 59 points Monday night, guiding the Golden State Warriors to a 126-95 thumping of the Orlando Magic in San Francisco.

Rebounding from a 112-107 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, the Warriors won for the 12th time in their last 13 home games on the strength of 20-for-40 3-point shooting.

Curry, the league leader in 3-pointers, buried seven of 13 long-distance attempts en route to a game-high 31 points. Wiggins went 8-for-10 from deep on a 28-point night, helping the Warriors erase an early 10-point deficit en route to the comfortable win.

Gary Harris led five players in double figures for the Magic with 17 points.

Curry's seven 3-pointers gave him 2,958 for his career and moved him within 15 of Ray Allen's all-time league record.

Curry's record-breaker now appears likely to happen on the road. The Warriors have just one more home game -- Wednesday against the Portland Trail Blazers -- before embarking on a five-game Eastern swing.

Wiggins' eight threes were a career-high, topping by one his previous best set as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves against the Sacramento Kings on Jan. 27, 2020.

The 28 points matched Wiggins' third-most of the season.

Jordan Poole added 12 points and Nemanja Bjelica 10, each making a pair of 3-pointers for the Warriors, whose last 12 home wins have all come by 12 or more points.

Poole also contributed a team-high-tying seven rebounds plus seven assists. Draymond Green matched Poole's rebound total, while Curry registered a game-best eight assists.

Harris did a majority of his scoring on 3-pointers, drilling 3 of 6 long-range attempts. However, his teammates combined to go just 8-for-32 from beyond the arc, leading to a 60-33 disadvantage in points off threes.

R.J. Hampton came off the bench for 16 points, while Franz Wagner added 15, Wendell Carter Jr. 14 and Chuma Okeke 10 for the Magic, who have opened a five-game trip with losses at Houston and Golden State.

Carter completed a double-double with a game-high 12 rebounds for Orlando, which has lost nine of 10.

--Field Level Media

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