Golden State at Orlando

Warriors beat Magic, pick up rare road win

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Golden State's strategy for winning on the road is beginning to work.

Baron Davis had a season-high 38 points and Mike Dunleavy added 21 points to help the Warriors beat the Orlando Magic 117-108 Friday night for their second straight road win.

The Warriors outscored the Magic 37-27 in the fourth quarter to claim just their third road win of the season. Davis scored 13 in the period and finished the game with nine assists.

"We've been preaching in road games to stay close and allow our style of play to take over at the end," said Davis, who is averaging 27.8 points and 8.9 assists in his last five games. "We were poised all night."

Monta Ellis scored 18 points and Mickael Pietrus finished with 15 for the Warriors, who are just 3-9 on the road this season.

"It's a lot easier to win when you have a guy like Baron, who can pretty much get by anybody at any time," Dunleavy said.

Trevor Ariza had a career-high 23 points and Grant Hill scored 21 for Orlando. Jameer Nelson finished with 21 points and seven assists.

"We didn't have an answer for Baron tonight," Magic coach Brian Hill said. "We tried playing him straight up, we tried switching on him, it really didn't matter what we did, he beat everything we threw at him."

Davis converted a fastbreak layup to give Golden State a 100-93 lead with 5:07 left, but it was Dunleavy's two 3-pointers in the final 1:52 that secured the win.

The first was more of a wild throw just to beat the 24-second shot clock, which expired just as the ball went through the net. It put Golden State ahead 107-100 and took the fight out of the Magic.

"That was a lucky shot, but the other ones were right on," Warriors coach Don Nelson said. "The 3-pointers actually won the game for us. We made some, they didn't. Otherwise it was a pretty even game."

The second came with 51 seconds left and gave Golden State a 112-104 cushion.

Neither team could find a rhythm offensively in the first half. Ariza had 13 points and Hill 10 as the Magic built a 52-48 at halftime, despite shooting only 41 percent and committing 11 turnovers.

The Warriors weren't much better, hitting only 42 percent and turning the ball over nine times. Davis scored 15 and Dunleavy 10 to keep Golden State close.

The Warriors finally got it going in the second half, taking advantage of their superior size and speed in the backcourt. Davis had two of his team's five three-point plays in the third quarter as Golden State built a 75-68 lead.

The Magic rallied to take an 81-80 advantage at the end of the quarter, but Golden State started the fourth quarter with 3-pointers from Matt Barnes and Dunleavy, a reserve, to regain control.

Notes

  • Magic PG Jameer Nelson returned to the lineup after missing four games with a strained groin.
  • The Magic had not scored more than 89 points in their last eight games.
  • Pietrus has scored in double figures a career-high 10 straight games.
  • Golden State's reserves outscored the Magic bench 47-25.
  • Orlando's Dwight Howard tied a season high with five blocked shots.
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Scoreboard
Golden State (14-14) «23253237117
Orlando (17-11) 31212927108
GS:B. Davis 38 Pts
GS:M. Pietrus 6 Reb
GS:B. Davis 9 Ast
ORL:T. Ariza 23 Pts
ORL:D. Howard 13 Reb
ORL:G. Hill 7 Ast
Players of the Game
OrlandoGolden State

G. Hill

B. Davis
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
21673829
Golden State
B. Davis, PG4311-2313-1529138
M. Barnes, SF324-90-043410
M. Pietrus, SF296-113-462315
A. Biedrins, C171-20-04042
J. Richardson, SF151-52-42115
M. Ellis, PG365-118-1261318
M. Dunleavy, SF329-140-052221
A. Foyle, C293-62-25048
I. Diogu, PF50-20-03010
P. O'Bryant, C20-00-00030
T. Murphy, PFDid Not Play
Z. Cabarkapa, SFDid Not Play
K. McLeod, PGDid Not Play
A. Roberson, PGDid Not Play
Totals 40-8328-37371826117
 48.2%75.7% 
Orlando
D. Howard, C404-87-8132315
T. Ariza, SF399-155-764423
G. Hill, SG359-183-467421
T. Battie, PF261-30-05032
J. Nelson, PG268-135-611322
K. Dooling, PG212-65-62139
D. Milicic, PF192-83-69007
C. Arroyo, PG182-50-04434
T. Diener, PG162-60-00055
B. Outlaw, PFDid Not Play
P. Garrity, PFDid Not Play
H. Turkoglu, SFDid Not Play
K. Bogans, SGDid Not Play
J. Augustine, PFDid Not Play
J. Redick, SGDid Not Play
Totals 39-8228-37461928108
 47.6%75.7% 
Other Games
Utah 89 Final
Char 101
Ind 100 Final
Atl 90
Chi 92 Final
NY 103
LAL 99 Final
NJ 95
Phi 98 Final
Bos 83
Mil 113 Final
Min 107
Hou 97 Final
SA 78
Mem 97 Final
NO 100
LAC 83 Final
Dal 115
Sac 101 Final
Den 96
Tor 101 Final
Port 100
Wash 144 Final
Pho 139