Steph Curry’s 36-Point Performance Leads Golden State Warriors to Victory Over Orlando Magic, Ending Three-Game Losing Streak

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Guided by the exceptional performance of star point guard Steph Curry, the Golden State Warriors brought an end to their three-game losing streak with a 121-115 triumph over the Orlando Magic at home on Tuesday.

Curry showcased his brilliance, scoring an impressive 36 points with a 60% shooting accuracy, including four three-pointers, marking a victorious start to the year 2024. Alongside his scoring prowess, the two-time MVP contributed six assists and four steals during the game.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr commended Curry’s outstanding performance, stating, “Steph was amazing. But Steph is always amazing. Even when he doesn’t score 36 points, just the attention he draws defensively, what he does to an opposing defense, the way he opens up the floor, he’s a remarkable player. He really got himself going on a night when we needed it.”

Despite Orlando’s reputation for maintaining a strong defense, the Warriors’ offense proved too potent for them to contain. Jonathan Kuminga, who recently joined the starting lineup following Draymond Green’s suspension, contributed 19 points, while Klay Thompson, a five-time All-Star, added 15.

In a noteworthy development, all five Warriors starters scored in double figures for the first time this season. Dario Šarić also played a significant role in the team’s success.

Although Curry orchestrated an eight-point streak for the Warriors in the second quarter and made a critical four-point play, the Magic kept the game competitive. Gary Harris of the Magic even tied the game at 55 with a three-pointer at the halftime buzzer.

A strong performance in the third quarter, where the Warriors outscored Orlando by six points, secured the narrow victory for the home team at the Chase Center.

On the opposing side, Paolo Banchero, the reigning Rookie of the Year, delivered a standout performance for the Magic, scoring 27 points and grabbing 12 rebounds, while Franz Wagner contributed 25 points. The Magic, with a record of 19-14, currently hold the fifth position in the Eastern Conference.

With a season record of 16-17, the Warriors find themselves in the 11th position in the Western Conference, teetering on the edge of a Play-In Tournament spot. Despite the victory, the Warriors faced setbacks as Gary Payton II suffered a hamstring injury in the second quarter, joining Draymond Green on the absentee list. Green, suspended in December, has no scheduled return date, but Kerr mentioned maintaining contact with him through text.

Looking ahead, the Warriors are set to face the NBA champion Denver Nuggets on Thursday, while the Magic will travel to Sacramento to take on the Kings on Wednesday.

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