Warriors squander opportunity to win late, fall to Magic 100-96

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ORLANDO — With his 2-year-old daughter in the stands for the first time this season, forward Glenn Robinson III had one of his most reliable games as a member of the Warriors.

Robinson scored a team-high 19 points on 8-of-16 shooting, including 3-of-6 from 3-point range, as the Warriors lost to the Orlando Magic, 100-96, at Amway Center on Sunday. Though the Warriors (4-17) couldn’t hang on, Robinson helped establish two late leads in the game.

With the Warriors trailing the Magic (8-11) by nine with 4:21 left in the first quarter, Robinson and rookie Eric Paschall powered a brief 8-2 run to cut the deficit to three. Then, Alec Burks’ dunk in the second quarter capped off a 10-0 run as the Warriors took a 46-45 lead with 1:47 left in the first half.

During the run, Robinson hit a key 3-pointer that led to injured guard D’Angelo Russell (thumb) holding up three fingers on his braced right hand. By halftime, the Warriors erased a 12-point deficit and tied the game.

After entering the fourth quarter trailing the Magic 72-71, Robinson’s corner 3-pointer gave the Warriors at 79-77 lead with 7:57 left in the game. Orlando retook the lead before the Warriors again battled back. Robinson hit another jumper to give the Warriors an 89-86 lead with just more than three minutes left.

Burks hit a 3-pointer to put the game within one with 33 seconds left. Then Magic guard Evan Fournier made a contested layup to extend Orlando’s lead to 98-95 with 7 seconds left in the game. The Warriors did not have an answer for Fournier, who finished the game with 32 points on 13-of-21 shooting, including making six of his 10 3-point attempts. After Burks got fouled …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Sports


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