The Warriors’ attempt at a second-straight comeback win fell short in their 124-120 loss to the Orlando Magic Friday.
Coming off a 19-point comeback win against the Heat on Wednesday, the Warriors (16-14) climbed out of a 17-point hole but couldn’t close out the Magic. Golden State has now failed to string together its first three-game win streak for the seventh time this season.
Curry (29 points on 11-of-29 shooting, 11 assists and seven rebounds) made back-to-back 3-pointers to cut the lead to one with 16.4 seconds remaining but missed the go-ahead attempt that would have taken the lead in the final seconds. Orlando converted on its free throws to clinch.
Although Curry was bottled up most of the night, Andrew Wiggins (16 points) and Kelly Oubre Jr. (26 points on 10-of-18 shooting and seven rebounds) were key in a 43-point third quarter that helped the Warriors take their first lead of the game.
Golden State then used a 12-0 run to open the fourth quarter and take a 13-point lead, but Orlando battled back with a 15-2 run to re-take the lead in the final minute.
For the Magic (12-18), Evan Fournier scored 28 points and Nikola Vucevic finished with 30 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists.
This was the first game of a back-to-back set that will conclude Saturday night in Charlotte against the Hornets. James Wiseman (sprained left wrist) and Kevon Looney (sprained left ankle) are already ruled out.