NBA -- Warriors gun for six straight road win
By Ryan Medida
Sat, 15 Dec 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- Fresh from undoubtedly their best win of the season thus far -- a 97-95 squeaker over the Heat on Wednesday night at the Miami Airlines Arena -- the streaking Golden State Warriors are hungry for more and will shoot for their sixth consecutive win Friday night in Orlando.
If the Warriors pull off the victory at the Amway Center, it would be quite a feat since the franchise has never won the first six games of a seven-game road swing. Their long trip away from home culminates with a visit to Atlanta on Saturday night.
The Magic stunned the Warriors in Oakland -- 104-92-- last December 3 at the Oracle Arena but Orlando owns a disappointing below average record at home, 4-6, and a mere 8-13 overall.
One of the most electrifying young teams in the NBA, the Warriors light up the scoreboard for 99.5 points a game while tormenting the opposition by shooting a fairly high 45.5 percent clip from the field. And though the Warriors surrender a high 98.6 points a game, they outshoot their opponents from three-point range -- 36 percent to 33.7 percent.
Once again, the Warriors will rely on their two stars -- Stephen Curry and David Lee -- the carry them home. Curry and Lee combine for an average 38.5 points an outing while Klay Thompson chips in 16.4 while Carl Landry contributes 12.9 per.
The Magic are obviously not the same team without prized center Dwight Howard, who was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers but the Magic have enough offensive threat to turn back the Warriors. (Ryan Medida)
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