• March 17, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    The Golden State Warriors defeated the Orlando Magic and claimed the Pacific Division Crown on Thursday night This was to be an easy evening after a brutal segment of the schedule, followed by an inspired fight from the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday.The Magic struggled to score, which helped fuel Golden State’s transition offense. This is starting to Andrew Adams Womens Jersey feel more like it for the Golden State Warriors. A dominant win at home over an inferior opponent is something the Warriors do well and after the struggles of the past couple of weeks, it’s a nice change. The Warriors defeated the Orlando Magic, 122-92, on Thursday night. A season made New York Jets Authentic Jersey complicated by Kevin Durant’s indefinite absence was suddenly going to get tougher. The Warriors had already been scuffling with Curry; without him, there simply isn’t enough scoring punch. OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors soundly beat the Orlando Magic 122-92 in a game that provided a scare, a sigh of relief, and ultimately, a return to form. At the 10-minute, 30-second mark of the first quarter, Stephen Curry checked himself out of the game, hurriedly limping to the locker room, as Golden State trainer Chelsea Lane raced after him, through the tunnel. It appeared he’d again turned his ankle, this time on Magic guard Evan Fournier’s foot. Then, suddenly he reappeared, in uniform, on the bench, ready for action. Curry checked in at the 7:31 mark, as sighs of relief were heaved from Vallejo to Santa Cruz. (“He’s fine,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr later confirmed of his star’s status.) Meanwhile, Klay Thompson (29 points on 20 shots, 5 assists) was extinguishing whatever breath the Magic might have left. Thompson had one of his classic runs in the first quarter, dotting Orlando from all over the floor. After he finally missed a couple, Thompson checked out with 2:12 remaining in the first, having just scored 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting with five 3-pointers. As Thompson rested, the Magic eventually ended up with 20 points in the quarter. Thompson said of his blazing start, “When Draymond [Green] and Steph are pushing the break, usually something great happens and tonight was one of those nights where you get a few good looks early. You can take a couple tough ones and they went in. It was a great start to the game. It felt good to have a great margin of victory because we haven’t had one of those in a while.” Orlando had no shot, because, well, Orlando had no shot. The Magic opened this game shooting 1-of-12 from beyond the arc, and not with an array of attempts that just rattled out. Quite a few Magic jumpers missed quite badly, as the Warriors returned fire in transition. “The defense really was setting up some of those shots, too, in transition,” Kerr said. “That’s the main thing. When you can make stops, it solves a lot of problems. We’ve kind of struggled to score in the last couple weeks, but tonight we broke through and had 36 assists.” This game was a great showcase for Andre Iguodala, who has been the most stable Warrior of late. He has rounded into form as the season has progressed and he looked fresh as ever Thursday, cramming five dunks. If Iguodala has been pacing himself this season, he’s now officially sprinting at top speed. Iguodala, who’s analogized his need to “ramp up certain characteristics,” to the artificially intelligent robots of HBO’s “Westworld,” spoke of further connections from that show, this time speaking to how his game fits into a larger picture, or maze if you will. On how he has gained steam of late, Iguodala said, “I don’t think I’ve been pacing myself on the court. I do pick my spots to have thrust offensively, but defensively, the focus is always there. The intent is always there. It’s just harder than it sounds.” As for Curry (25 points on 15 shots, 9 assists), he played well while doing battle with his recent 3-point slump. Despite the ankle tweak, Curry moved and drove well in this game. Again he started slow beyond the arc, missing his first three wide-open attempts, and hesitating on http://www.nygiantsofficialstore.com/andrew-adams-jersey-for-sale-c-56.html the last of those. Curry finally got one to go the unconventional way, accidentally banking in a well-contested straightaway trey. Later, he swished another well-contested try off the catch. Coming off a stretch http://www.officialnikejetshop.com of insipid play, the Warriors have been looking for a “get right” game. Thursday’s offering seemed ideal. The Warriors finally got some practice time, some rest at home, and now, a forgiving opponent. The Golden State Warriors defeated Austin Seferian-Jenkins Authentic Jersey the Orlando Magic and claimed the Pacific Division Crown on Thursday night. It’s always nice when Golden State has the game locked down by the fourth quarter. If the Warriors needed more reason to feel great, they officially clinched the Pacific Division on Thursday night. While that has never been in doubt, it’s always a nice little feeling to officially clinch a division and to be able to say you’re better than your rivals.