The Orlando Magic notched a surprise 99-85 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. The Magic started hot, taking a 51-35 lead into the locker room at halftime, and never looked back in defeating the Warriors, who had won eight of nine entering the game.
Despite a big game from Golden State big man David Lee, who had 24 points and 15 rebounds, the Magic kept the Warriors at a distance throughout the game thanks to shooting 47.7 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from beyond the three-point arc. J.J. Redick led the Magic with 16 points, while five other Orlando players reached double figures in scoring.
Elsewhere in the NBA's Southeast division, the Atlanta Hawks moved into a first-place tie with the Miami Heat after defeating the Charlotte Bobcats, 113-90, on Thursday night. In other action on Friday, the Washington Wizards allowed the Los Angeles Lakers to get a rare road win, falling to 3-17 after 102-96 loss to the struggling Lakers.