Struggling Warriors welcome Magic to The Arena
(Sports Network) – The Golden State Warriors will attempt to end a four-game
losing streak tonight when they host the Orlando Magic at The Arena in
The streak continued Monday night against the Utah Jazz in a 117-108 overtime
loss. Jason Richardson led all scorers with 35 points and Derek Fisher had 21
points and 10 assists for the Warriors, who missed 10 free throws in the
fourth quarter. Fisher posted his first double-double since March 12, 1998.
Golden State is 15-15 as the host this season, but has won just 12 times in
its last 38 games overall. The Warriors are also in last place in the Pacific
The Warriors have been without point guard Baron Davis since he sprained his
right ankle on February 11 at Cleveland. He is doubtful for Wednesday’s game
versus the Magic.
Orlando, meanwhile, dropped a 102-87 decision to the Los Angeles Lakers on
Tuesday. The Magic have lost nine in a row on the road overall and nine
straight versus the Lakers.
Grant Hill had 23 points to lead the Magic, who have lost 10 of 11 and 14 of
their last 16 games. Dwight Howard added 15 points and nine rebounds in the
The Magic are just 6-22 as the guest this season.
Wednesday’s contest between Golden State and Orlando is the first meeting of
the season between both squads. The two will meet again in Orlando on
Saturday, March 11.
Golden State has won two of the last three matchups in the series.