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Magic outlast Warriors 102-94 for 2nd straight win

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 4, 2012 at 12:57 am •  Published: December 4, 2012
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The Magic made up for a sluggish start in a little more than a second.

Vucevic converted a driving layup over Jarrett Jack to start a three-point play. With 1.8 seconds left in the first quarter, Afflalo deflected Carl Landry's inbounds pass to Davis, who made a 22-footer at the buzzer to put Orlando ahead 28-27.

"They were coming off a big win last night, and they didn't sit on it," Jackson said. "They came here and won a ballgame. They didn't steal it. They won it. Now how are we going to respond?"

The Warriors always seemed to be playing from behind — and it even worked sometimes.

Harrison Barnes blocked Afflalo's layup from behind against the backboard. Klay Thompson dribbled upcourt and finished with a pull-up jumper to give Golden State a 56-55 lead about halfway through the third quarter. Redick scored seven points during an 8-0 run for the Magic before Thompson made a 3-pointer and Landry converted a three-point play to send the game to the fourth quarter tied 69-all.

The Warriors went with a smaller lineup in the fourth, and the Magic shredded them.

"The problem with staying small is then you start getting into junk defense and switches and maybe you lose your man," Redick said. "I think that actually helped us. They were always having to put someone small on Glen and that created a lot of problems, where we were able to get into some drive and kicks, guys hit some 3s. It opened things up for us."

NOTES: The Warriors are 6-3 at home and 4-4 on the road. ... The Magic play at Utah on Wednesday night. Utah drafted Vaughn 27th overall out of Kansas in 1997. ... The Warriors recalled F/C Jeremy Tyler from the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League. Tyler had five points, six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 29 minutes of Santa Cruz's 95-79 victory at Reno on Sunday.

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Antonio Gonzalez can be reached at: www.twitter.com/agonzalezAP