Final

Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 3/1

Game 1: Wednesday, March 1st
Magic94Final
Warriors98
Game 2: Saturday, March 11th
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Magic103

Warriors 92

(26-37, 10-21 away)

Magic 103

(22-40, 16-14 home)

    Coverage: FSBAY

    7:00 PM ET, March 11, 2006

    Amway Arena, Orlando, FL

    1 2 3 4 T
    GS 28 19 20 2592
    ORL 30 26 26 21103

    Top Performers

    Golden State: D. Fisher 20 Pts, 4 Reb, 6 Ast

    Orlando: H. Turkoglu 21 Pts, 14 Reb, 8 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Magic shut down Richardson, beat Warriors

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- As impressive as their offense was, the Orlando Magic's defense against Jason Richardson was even better.

    Hedo Turkoglu scored 21 points and tied his career high with 14 rebounds, and the Magic beat the Golden State Warriors 103-92 Saturday night.

    Orlando shot 59 percent (41-of-70) a night after shooting 57.5 percent in a win over Cleveland. Turkoglu also tied his season high with eight assists.

    The bigger story, however, was DeShawn Stevenson's defense on Richardson, who was coming off a career-high 44 points the night before against Miami. Richardson, who was averaging 37.3 points in his last four games, scored only 11 with Stevenson chasing him step-for-step all over the court.

    "He's an awesome player and all I as thinking about before the game was that 44 points he scored and how I was going to shut him down," Stevenson said. "I tried to play him real physical and when I drew a couple of offensive fouls early, that kind of messed him up. Tonight just wasn't his night."

    Richardson was shooting 60 percent from the field during that torrid four-game stretch, but was only 4-of-14 against the Magic. He scored only three points during Golden State's furious fourth-quarter rally, when the Warriors cut a 19-point deficit to just 95-91 with 1:29 left before Turkoglu hit a 3-pointer to stop the rally.

    "We've been counting on Jason to put up the big numbers and he can't do that every night," Golden State coach Mike Montgomery said. "We've got to have other people playing and doing things as well."

    The Magic put six players in double figures and got huge contributions off the bench for the second game in a row. The Magic reserves scored 42 points on 18 of 31 shooting. Backup guard Keyon Dooling had 13 points and reserve forward Darko Milicic added 10 points and five rebounds.

    "Before the game we talked about a total team effort -- getting something from both the starters and reserves -- and I thought we really got that tonight," Magic coach Brian Hill said. "We had 41 field goals and 24 assists, which is a great percentage and when you're shooting 58 percent, it helps a great deal."

    Derek Fisher led Golden State with 20 points and Troy Murphy added 14 points and seven rebounds.

    The Magic won their second straight after losing six in row. Golden State has lost five of its last six games.

    Game notes


    Magic F Grant Hill (abdominal strain) was on the inactive list for the seventh time this season. ... Warriors reserve C Andris Biedrins is 57-of-82 from the field (69.5 percent) from the field in his last 19 games.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GS
    ORL
    Points 92 103
    FGM-FGA 37-79 (.468) 41-70 (.586)
    3PM-3PA 10-23 (.435) 3-7 (.429)
    FTM-FTA 8-9 (.889) 18-26 (.692)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 7-26 6-37
    Assists 23 24
    Turnovers 18 20
    Steals 6 9
    Blocks 4 4
    Fast Break Points 6 14
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (1/0) 21 (1/0)
    Largest Lead 2 19

    Top Performers

    Golden State
    Orlando
    Derek Fisher Fisher
    Points: 20
    Reb: 4
    Ast: 6
    Stl: 0
    Blk: 0
    Hedo Turkoglu Turkoglu
    Points: 21
    Reb: 14
    Ast: 8
    Stl: 1
    Blk: 1