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