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Golden State steals some magic in Orlando

Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - David Lee poured in a game-high 22 points and had nine rebounds to lead Golden State to a 94-81 victory over Orlando.

Klay Thompson scored 15 and Kent Bazemore added 12 points for the Warriors, who have won six straight. Marreese Speights contributed 10 points and six rebounds.

Arron Afflalo netted 15 and Jameer Nelson had 11 points and six assists for Orlando, which has lost four of its last six. Glen Davis added 10 points in the defeat.

The teams traded baskets through the first 3:21 until Thompson knocked down a trey to break the deadlock at eight. The basket sparked an 18-7 run for the Warriors to close out the first quarter.

"There's alot of learning to do, so much learning to do. I feel like we make steps and then we take steps backwards, that's everybody though, in every direction." said Davis.

Golden State led 36-26 with 8:17 to play in the first half before Lee ignited an 18-4 surge. Lee netted eight points on the Warriors run.

The Warriors led 58-35 at halftime.

"That's what the good teams do, they handle their business. This is a team that, obviously, early in the game was shorthanded but I like the way we responded. We came with the correct mindset and a big win from beginning to end." said Golden State head coach Mark Jackson.

Golden State stretched its advantage to 25 points 1:39 into the third quarter. A Davis layup, just under three minutes later, started a 12-4 Magic run. Nelson's 3 with 3:14 to play in the third capped off the run and brought Orlando within 16 points.

The Magic trailed by 15 points, 74-59, as they headed into the final 12 minutes.

After its first basket of the quarter and in the last minute, Orlando came within 13 points but no closer as the Warriors sailed to the finish.

"That comes with time it really does, that comes with being in situations over and over again and if you look at a broad picture across the league it takes mature veteran teams to weather multiple storms throughout the course of a night, we'll get there." said Magic head coach Jacque Vaughn about his team learning to get through rough times.

Game Notes

Golden State won six in a row for the first time in six years ... Andrew Bogut scored eight and had a game-high 11 rebounds ... Stephen Curry had nine points, eight assists and five rebounds ... Tobias Harris had five points and nine rebounds for Orlando.

12/31 23:57:09 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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