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Thompson has 27 points, Warriors rout Magic 133-112



ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Klay Thompson scored 27 points, Kevin Durant had 25 and Steph Curry 23 to help the Golden State Warriors rout the Orlando Magic 133-112 on Friday night.

Durant was ejected for arguing with 4:52 left. Jordan Bell added 16 points, Draymond Green 12 and Omri Casspi 11 for Golden State, which expanded a 13-point lead after Durant left.

Aaron Gordon led Orlando with 29 points, Evan Fournier had 22, and Jonathon Simmons 18. The Magic have lost 10 of their last 11 and were playing catchup all night against the defending NBA champion Warriors.

Golden State led wire-to-wire, taking advantage of crisp passing and aggressive shooting by its stars to build an early lead and successfully hold off any Magic rallies. The Warriors had 46 assists, the highest number by an NBA team this season. Thompson was 11 of 14 from the field, and Durant 10 of 14.

Orlando also had a good night offensively, making 11 three-pointers and shooting 45.8 percent, but the Magic do not have the firepower to get into a shootout with the Warriors.

Golden State backup guard Shaun Livingston was the only one of the 19 players used in the first half not to score.

TIP-INS

Warriors: Golden State had a season-high 41 points in the first quarter. ... The Warriors have seven straight games with 10 or more 3-pointers. ... Andre Iguodala sat out with a sore knee. ... Curry passed Jason Kidd for eighth place on the career 3-pointers made list. ... Thompson has a 3-pointer in 77 straight games, the longest current mark in the NBA.

MAGIC: Orlando has lost 10 straight to the Warriors. ... The Magic have averaged 112.2 points in their last five games. ... PF Aaron Gordon is 17 of 34 (50 percent) on 3-pointers in his last four game. ... SF Terrence Ross is out indefinitely with a sprained MCL.

Source: AP
 

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