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Kevin Durant's 49 points carry Warriors past Magic 116-110

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Ever the perfectionist and competitor, Kevin Durant knows he should have scored well more than 50 points if a few more shots had fallen.

''I'm pretty sure all my teammates felt that way,'' the typically efficient Golden State star said.

Durant scored a season-high 49 points, giving Golden State the lead on a three-point play with 1:19 left before hitting a 3-pointer with 22 seconds remaining to send the Warriors past the Orlando Magic, 116-110 on Monday night.

''I still missed 17 shots. I tricked off a 50-piece. I felt like I had some shots that I wish I could have made last game and this game,'' Durant said.

''I could be in a better groove I feel like. Just playing a lot of minutes and having the ball in your hands, especially with the way the game is, the flow of the game. Obviously if you can score a little bit, you're going to score some points in this league.''

Durant topped his 44-point performance two nights earlier with another brilliant outing on both ends, even if he didn't like shooting 16 for 33. Klay Thompson was his scoring sidekick once more as the two-time defending NBA champions played without injured All-Stars Stephen Curry and Draymond Green.

Thompson hit his sixth 3 of the night to tie it with 1:45 left and finished with 29 points.

The past three games, Durant has scored 125 points and Thompson 91.

''It was hard to stop them. That's why they're such great players,'' Orlando's Nikola Vucevic said. ''They made shot after shot at the end.''

Durant became the seventh player in Warriors history to post consecutive 40-point games - along with Rick Barry, Wilt Chamberlain, Curry, Antawn Jamison, Purvis Short and Thompson, according to Elias.

Vucevic had 30 points, 12 rebounds and six assists for the Magic, who were coming off a victory at the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

Durant also had nine assists, six rebounds, two steals and two blocks, having taken his defense to another level the past week.

He and Thompson have carried the load as the Warriors won a third straight following a rare four-game losing streak.

Golden State closed the third on a 12-2 run to pull within 83-79 heading into the final 12 minutes. Mo Bamba's 3 with 10:35 to go gave the Magic an 88-79 lead before Thompson answered from deep the next two possessions.

Quinn Cook, starting in place of Curry, contributed eight points, six rebounds and four assists as Golden State concluded a four-game homestand by beating the Magic for the 11th straight time - the Warriors' second-longest active streak against an opponent after 16 wins in a row against Phoenix.

The Warriors shot just 4 for 15 from 3-point range in the first half and fell behind 64-47 at the break. They hope two-time MVP Curry will return at some point during their upcoming five-game road trip. Curry missed his 11th straight game with a strained left groin, while Green sat out a sixth in a row and eighth in all with a sprained right toe.

Evan Fournier made four of his first six shots then missed his final eight for Orlando.

CURRY UPDATE

Curry scrimmaged Monday and is scheduled to go through a full practice Tuesday, making it possible he could play Thursday at Toronto.

''He might,'' coach Steve Kerr said.

Curry was hurt Nov. 8 against the Bucks trying to contest a shot in transition by Eric Bledsoe.

''Steph looked good today. Totally dominated the film crew,'' Kerr quipped. ''They couldn't guard him. (Assistant) Willie Green put up a pretty good fight, but he's a couple of years past his prime.''

TIP-INS

Magic: Aaron Gordon began 0 for 6 then left in the third with lower back tightness and didn't return. ... The Magic are 2-2 on the road vs. the West. ... Orlando hasn't beaten the Warriors since Dec. 14, 2012, and not in Oakland since Dec. 3 that same year.

Warriors: Durant is 29 of 30 from the free throw line the past two games. ''I'm trying to stay over 90 this year. Hopefully my 3-point percentage comes up, too.''... Golden State is 7-1 against the Eastern Conference this season. ... The Warriors won their sixth straight at home vs. Orlando. ... Green was limited to conditioning work Monday and rode the bike. He needs to be on the court a couple of times before Kerr is ready to put him back in a game. ... Key reserve Alfonzo McKinnie was sidelined a sixth consecutive game.

UP NEXT

Magic: Continue their West Coast swing at Portland on Wednesday.

Warriors: At Raptors on Thursday trying for a ninth straight victory in the series and fifth in a row in Toronto.

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Key Players
N. Vucevic
9 C
K. Durant
35 SF
35.1 Min. Per Game 35.1
28.2 Pts. Per Game 28.2
6.0 Ast. Per Game 6.0
7.8 Reb. Per Game 7.8
54.9 Field Goal % 50.8
54.4 Three Point % 50.7
84.8 Free Throw % 93.1
  Team rebound 0:00
  D.J. Augustin missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:00
+ 1 Kevin Durant made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:06
+ 1 Kevin Durant made 1st of 2 free throws 0:06
  Personal foul on Nikola Vucevic 0:06
  Defensive rebound by Kevin Durant 0:06
  Evan Fournier missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:08
+ 1 Shaun Livingston made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:13
  Shaun Livingston missed 1st of 2 free throws 0:13
  Team rebound 0:13
  Personal foul on Evan Fournier 0:13
Team Stats
Points 110 116
Field Goals 40-90 (44.4%) 41-84 (48.8%)
3-Pointers 14-30 (46.7%) 13-35 (37.1%)
Free Throws 16-21 (76.2%) 21-23 (91.3%)
Total Rebounds 45 55
Offensive 6 10
Defensive 28 36
Team 11 9
Assists 28 21
Steals 11 8
Blocks 2 7
Turnovers 11 14
Fouls 21 19
Technicals 0 0
30 PTS, 12 REB, 6 AST
49 PTS, 6 REB, 9 AST
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away team logo Magic 10-11 25391927110
home team logo Warriors 15-7 26213237116
Team Stats
away team logo Magic 10-11 92.0 PPG 43.4 RPG 19.0 APG
home team logo Warriors 15-7 114.1 PPG 43.3 RPG 28.4 APG
Key Players
N. Vucevic C 20.8 PPG 12.0 RPG 3.8 APG 51.8 FG%
K. Durant SF PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
N. Vucevic C 30 PTS 12 REB 6 AST
K. Durant SF 49 PTS 6 REB 9 AST
44.4 FG% 48.8
46.7 3PT FG% 37.1
76.2 FT% 91.3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
N. Vucevic 30 12 6 12/21 1/4 5/6 4 32 1 0 1 4 8 -8 54
D. Augustin 9 4 9 3/10 1/3 2/2 1 29 2 0 3 0 4 +2 30
E. Fournier 9 1 2 4/14 1/5 0/0 3 31 1 0 1 0 1 -6 14
J. Simmons 6 1 4 2/6 2/3 0/2 3 27 1 0 0 0 1 0 16
A. Gordon 0 4 1 0/6 0/2 0/0 0 21 1 1 2 0 4 +11 6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
N. Vucevic 30 12 6 12/21 1/4 5/6 4 32 1 0 1 4 8 -8 54
D. Augustin 9 4 9 3/10 1/3 2/2 1 29 2 0 3 0 4 +2 30
E. Fournier 9 1 2 4/14 1/5 0/0 3 31 1 0 1 0 1 -6 14
J. Simmons 6 1 4 2/6 2/3 0/2 3 27 1 0 0 0 1 0 16
A. Gordon 0 4 1 0/6 0/2 0/0 0 21 1 1 2 0 4 +11 6
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
T. Ross 28 1 2 9/15 4/6 6/7 2 27 2 0 1 0 1 -9 34
J. Isaac 15 4 0 5/9 3/3 2/3 3 30 1 0 2 0 4 -8 18
M. Bamba 11 6 1 4/6 2/2 1/1 1 15 0 1 0 2 4 +2 20
W. Iwundu 2 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 -5 3
J. Grant 0 0 3 0/2 0/2 0/0 4 18 1 0 1 0 0 -8 6
J. Martin 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 -1 1
T. Mozgov - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Jefferson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Caupain - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Birch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Briscoe - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Frazier - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 110 34 28 40/90 14/30 16/21 21 234 11 2 11 6 28 -30 202
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
K. Durant 49 6 9 16/33 4/10 13/13 4 39 2 2 4 0 6 +13 73
K. Thompson 29 5 1 11/23 6/12 1/2 2 40 0 2 1 0 5 -2 37
Q. Cook 8 6 4 3/10 2/6 0/0 2 31 1 1 1 0 6 +3 23
D. Jones 4 4 0 2/2 0/0 0/0 2 15 0 1 1 1 3 -2 8
A. Iguodala 2 4 2 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 28 2 0 0 0 4 -2 12
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
K. Durant 49 6 9 16/33 4/10 13/13 4 39 2 2 4 0 6 +13 73
K. Thompson 29 5 1 11/23 6/12 1/2 2 40 0 2 1 0 5 -2 37
Q. Cook 8 6 4 3/10 2/6 0/0 2 31 1 1 1 0 6 +3 23
D. Jones 4 4 0 2/2 0/0 0/0 2 15 0 1 1 1 3 -2 8
A. Iguodala 2 4 2 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 28 2 0 0 0 4 -2 12
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Lee 7 3 0 3/6 1/4 0/0 2 14 0 0 1 1 2 -6 9
K. Looney 6 6 0 2/2 0/0 2/2 1 20 1 0 2 3 3 +17 11
J. Jerebko 4 5 1 1/3 0/2 2/2 2 17 1 0 3 2 3 +8 9
J. Bell 4 4 2 2/2 0/0 0/0 1 11 0 1 1 1 3 -9 12
S. Livingston 3 3 2 0/2 0/1 3/4 2 20 1 0 0 2 1 +10 11
S. Curry - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Cousins - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Green - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. McKinnie - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Evans - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Derrickson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 116 46 21 41/84 13/35 21/23 19 235 8 7 14 10 36 +30 205