Orlando Magic Grades: Golden State Warriors 122, Orlando Magic 92

Mar 16, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) controls the ball against the Orlando Magic during the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Orlando Magic 122-92. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 16, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) controls the ball against the Orlando Magic during the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Orlando Magic 122-92. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports /

The Orlando Magic got drilled by the Golden State Warriors from start to end in a 92-122 loss at Oracle Arena.


The Golden State Warriors came into Thursday’s game against the Orlando Magic without Kevin Durant and a middling record since his absence. The Warriors fell back tot he pack and have the San Antonio Spurs nipping at their heels. Not to mention the Warriors allowed the Philadelphia 76ers to push them in their last game at home.

None of that mattered. The Magic were unable to contain the Warriors the whole game trailing by as much as 36 points in a 122-92 loss at Oracle Arena on Thursday.

The Magic started off the game cold, on defense and on offense giving the Warriors a double-digit lead within the first five minutes of the game.

In the first quarter of the game, Curry limped his way into Warriors locker room after tweaking his right ankle on an awkward fall. Curry returned minutes later to drop 25 points on the helpless Magic, including 17 points in the third quarter alone.

The first half was all about Klay Thompson has he racked up a firing 27 points, killing the Magic on defense.

You know when things are getting out of hand when coach Frank Vogel has to call five timeouts in the first half of the game. Golden State’s dominance was that thorough.

Vogel tried to get the Magic’s mindset back into the game but could not get to the team to focus. The Magic continued to look uninterested and unfocused in this game as they received a technical foul for having six players on the court.

Orlando committed 21 turnovers, giving Golden State 36 points off the team’s turnovers. Considering the Warriors’ offensive weapons, that is always tough to overcome.

The Warriors continued their hot shooting all throughout the game. Curry added 25 points at the end of the 3rd quarter. Thompson added 29 points, combing a total of 54 points out of Warriors 122 points.

Steve Kerr pulled his starters late in the third quarter as they led by 22 points. But the Magic kept their starters in the game hoping to catch a break and bring the lead down. The Magic continued to struggle on both ends of the floor despite Steve Kerr pulling his starters out.

The Orlando Magic shot a low 25.9 percent (7 for 27) from behind the arc, as the Warriors shot 38.5 percent (10 for 26). Within the last five minute of the game, Frank Vogel inserted Magic’s bench to close out the game for the Magic, finally capitulated to a wasted opportunity.

I give Bismack Biyombo credit for continuing to fight for the Orlando Magic, even though the Golden State Warriors lead was by as much as 36. That effort is in his makeup, even if statistical contributions are not always there. <p>Biyombo continued with his job in the paint and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Magic, three on offense and seven on defense. Despite him only having two points, I can tell he still wanted to fight for the Magic and grab those rebounds.</p><p>That counts for something in losses of this magnitude.</p>. C. Orlando Magic. BISMACK BIYOMBO. C+

ELFRID PAYTON. C+. Elfrid Payton did not get a triple-double this game, but he still was able to help the Magic on the boards, grabbing eight rebounds for the Magic and dropping 13 points. Payton was close to getting a double-double but was just two rebounds shy to getting it. <p>Payton did slow down in the third quarter leading to Frank Vogel having to sit him down and insert D.J. Augustin to play his spot. I do not blame Payton as the team did not really help him assist-wise. </p><p>Payton had a few good passes. But the lack of Magic’s offense only gave Payton two assists. His five turnovers stood out in a game where the Magic’s miscues hurt immensely.</p>. PG. Orlando Magic

C-. Evan Fournier played 24 minutes and added only 12 points with one rebound. Fournier did not play a good game against the Warriors, shooting a low 33 percent and struggling to get to the basket. <p>The Warriors’ defense in the start of the game held Fournier to only six points in the first quarter. He started to heat up in the second quarter, knocking down two 3-pointers. But that was all his scoring as he missed six of his nine shots.</p><p>Fournier had a quiet night and could not provide more for the Magic as they fall to the Warriors.</p>. G/F. Orlando Magic. EVAN FOURNIER

A-. The Golden State Warriors played a terrific game Thursday night, dominating in just about every facet. Klay Thompson dominated early with 21 points in the first quarter. And Stephen Curry picked it up in the third quarter.<p>The only problem the Warriors faced was Curry’s shot and early game injury scare. Curry ended the game with 25 points and nine assists. Curry missed his first four 3-pointers, getting Curry a bit hesitant to shoot a few more that were wide open. He fixed that quickly, with 17 points in the third quarter. </p><p>Curry’s struggles did not really have an effect on the Warriors as they finished off the Magic easily.</p>. 54-14. 1st West. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS