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Tuesday, March 18th (All times Eastern)

Orlando Magic (19-48) at Golden State Warriors (42-26), 10:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Golden State Warriors will close out the month of March with five straight games at home, starting with Tuesday's matchup with the Orlando Magic.

The Warriors will also welcome Milwaukee, San Antonio, Memphis and New York to Oracle Arena, where they have a 21-11 record this season.

Golden State, which lost its last game as the host Friday versus Cleveland, bounced back with Sunday's 113-112 victory at Portland on Klay Thompson's go- ahead 3-pointer with 11.9 seconds remaining. Thompson missed the Cavaliers game due to the death of his grandfather and finished with 27 points.

Stephen Curry made 6-of-12 3-pointers and scored 28 of his 37 points in the second half, while David Lee netted 16 for Golden State, which rallied from 18 points down and recorded its 15th win in the last 21 road games.

"It would have been easy to fold the tent and hang our heads," Warriors head coach Mark Jackson said. "It was a great win for us."

The Warriors are 11-4 since the All-Star break and have won six of eight overall. They are sixth in the Western Conference, 1 1/2 games behind Portland and one game ahead of Dallas.

In injury news for the Warriors, center Andrew Bogut is probable with a sprained left ankle and had six points, seven rebounds, three assists and three blocks in the last game.

The Magic may be without their big man as well because Nikola Vucevic is listed as questionable Tuesday with a sprained left ankle. He is posting 14.1 points and 11.1 rebounds a game.

Orlando is scheduled to play four straight away from home, including stops in Phoenix, Utah and Los Angeles (Lakers). It has lost five in a row and 11 of the past 14 games, including Friday's 105-101 overtime loss to Washington.

Wizards All-Star guard John Wall buried a game-tying 3-pointer with 10.6 seconds left in regulation and scored 21 points with 11 assists. Magic rookie Victor Oladipo's 3-point attempt was off the mark.

Tobias Harris led the Magic with 21 points off the bench, while Arron Afflalo added 18 points in the loss. Oladipo scored 15 points for Orlando, which shot 44 percent for the game and gave up 19 points on 14 turnovers. The Magic are 1-5 in overtime games this season.

"There are two things, you either win or you lose," Harris said. "Tonight we lost. It was a good effort, but at the end of the day when you look at our schedule and the calendar you see an 'L' next to Orlando Magic versus the Washington Wizards. The next game we have to improve. We take what we can from the game and we learn from it."

The Magic will have to learn on the road and are winless in the last three games as the visitor. They have struggled mightily on the road this season as evidenced by a 4-30 record.

Orlando dropped a 94-81 home loss to Golden State on Dec. 31, as Lee led the Warriors with 22 points. Afflalo had 16 points in that one to pace the Magic, who had won the previous three meetings between the teams. The Magic are 6-1 in their last seven visits to Oakland.

03/18 10:23:19 ET

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Scoreboard
NBA
Final
ORL 100
MIL 115
Final
IND 103
NYK 82
Final
MEM 99
DEN 69
3rd
LAL 69
CHI 56
 
Final
PROV 83
DEP 72
Final
RUTG 51
MSU 71
Final
ARMY 71
BU 67
 
Final
RFLSH 75
BRY 68
 
Final
MERC 75
CHAT 72
 
Final
LIU 67
CCST 55
 
Final
TOWS 74
COC 70
 
Final
UMASS 66
DAY 64
Final
FUR 59
ETST 55
 
Final
ODU 71
FIU 56
Final
RMU 87
FD 65
 
Final
CHAR 86
FATL 61
Final
LIB 53
HIGH 72
 
Final
UNF 86
KNST 67
 
Final
FLGC 78
LIP 62
 
Final
OSU 80
MD 56
Final
Terriers 73
MNTER 67
 
Final
STET 85
NKENTUCKY 75
 
Final
WAGN 75
SHU 64
 
Final
GMAS 68
STLU 60
 
Final
JVU 65
USCU 78
 
Final
VMI 70
WCU 85
 
Final
LATU 69
WKENT 56
Final
UNCG 42
WOFF 58
 
Final
DET 93
YOUNG 87
 
Final
GSOUT 83
APP 46
 
Final
TENNM 81
EILL 51
 
Final
GHND 64
HC 54
 
Final
CIN 70
UCONN 58
Final
NDST 61
DEN 54
 
Final
SD 55
MAST 66
 
Final
UWMIL 71
ILLCH 65
 
Final
BEL 103
JVST 82
 
Final
SMISS 54
MARS 69
Final
TXSA 69
MTST 58
Final
PETE 49
RIDE 58
 
Final
SEMIZ 61
SIUE 75
 
Final
TENST 64
TENT 56
 
Final
NDAK 60
WEBER 67
 
Final
SALA 89
LALAF 85
 
Final
ARKST 65
ARKLR 75
 
Final
TROY 55
LAMON 58
 
Final
TXARL 74
UGST 88
 
Final
MURST 85
EKENT 78
 
Final
NCOL 79
IDST 76
 
Final
MIZZ 53
KENT 69
Final
GONZ 64
PORT 46
Final
UTEP 71
UAB 69
Final
GRCN 78
UMKC 57
 
Final
WLVRN 78
CHIST 62
 
4th
USC 73
COL 73
 
2nd
UCI 65
CPSL 57
 
2nd
CSNO 68
HAW 78
 
Final
PAC 43
PEPP 50
 
2nd
SDU 54
SCU 45
 
2nd
UCD 70
UCSB 64
 
2nd
UCLA 60
UTAH 50
 
Final
PORST 54
MONT 73
 
Final
SACST 75
MNTST 59
 
2nd
CSFU 52
LBSU 46
 
2nd
GAELS 50
LMU 42
 
1st
WASU 37
CAL 37
 
Half
BYU 34
USF 30
 
Final
NYI 2
BOS 5
Final
NYR 0
MON 1
Final
PHI 5
WIN 2
Final
TOR 1
ARI 3
Final
FLA 3
CLB 2
Final
TAM 5
DET 1
Final
STL 5
NAS 4
Final
CAL 0
MIN 1
Final
EDM 3
BUF 2
 
2nd Intermission
SJS 6
ANA 1