NBA Game Summary - Orlando at Golden State
(Friday, March 11th)
Final Score: Golden State 123, Orlando 120 (OT)
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Dorell Wright and Monta Ellis combined for 15 of Golden State's franchise-record 21 made three-pointers, and the Warriors rallied to beat Orlando, 123-120, in a wild overtime game at Oracle Arena.
Ellis had 39 points and Wright 32. Wright went 8-of-11 from beyond the arc, while Ellis was 7-of-9. In all, Golden State went 21-of-35 from long distance and came back from a 21-point deficit in the second quarter.
"It was just one of those nights where we had it going," Ellis said. "We took the opportunity they gave us and none were forced. We just took the opportunity and like I said, it was going down for us."
Orlando, which beat the Warriors in the previous five meetings, lost for the third time in four contests. Jason Richardson led the way with 30 points, and he went 7-of-11 from long range.
The Magic still had a chance to force a second overtime, but Hedo Turkoglu and Richardson both missed three-point tries in the dying seconds. The Magic went 15-of-32 from three-point land.
The teams combined for 41 overtime points. Ellis hit a pair of free throws with 19.5 seconds left for a 121-117 difference, and Richardson then drilled a three-ball. Stephen Curry, who had 22 points and 12 assists, then sank two foul shots with 11.2 seconds left.
Orlando, though, missed the two three-point tries at the end.
Golden State held a four-point lead late in regulation, but the Magic eventually forced OT on Turkoglu's three-ball with 8.3 seconds remaining.
Dwight Howard had 13 points and 21 rebounds, while Jameer Nelson scored 24 to go with eight assists in a losing effort.
Orlando held a 27-20 lead after the opening quarter and widened that margin to 53-32 with under three minutes left in the half. The visitors held a 56-42 edge after 24 minutes, but Golden State used an 18-2 burst in the third to tie it at 61. It was 81-72 Magic going to the fourth.
The Warriors had a season-high 35 assists and scored 29 points off 18 Orlando turnovers...David Lee had 16 points and a season-best nine assists for the Warriors, who were outrebounded, 48-34...Ellis also had 11 assists.
03/12 03:06:20 ET