After defeating Dwight Howard and the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday night, the Orlando Magic will get right back to work when they take on the Golden State Warriors Monday night. The Warriors have won three games in a row, posted a 10-6 and sit tied atop the Pacific division (Los Angeles Clippers).
The Warriors have four players averaging over 14 points per game - guard Stephen Curry (18.6), forward David Lee (17.1), wing Klay Thompson (15.8) and reserve forward Carl Landry (14.3).
Warriors Center Andrew Bogut is out with a sore left ankle while veteran wing Richard Jefferson is listed as doubtful with a strained right calf.
Bogut's injury has forced the 30th overall pick of the 2012 draft, Festus Ezeli (3.5 ppg, 4.7 rpg) into a starting role. He joins the seventh overall pick, Harrison Barnes (9.9 ppg, 4.8 rpg) in the starting five.
Magic point guard Jameer Nelson has a bum achilles, but played in Sunday's win over the Lakers, scoring 19 points and dishing out 13 assists.
Offensive Rating: Golden State 103.8 (16th), Orlando 99.3 (28th)
Defensive Rating: Golden State 103.8 (13th) , Orlando 103.9 (14th)
Pace: Golden State 93.3 (fifth), Orlando 92.6 (12th)
- Festus Ezeli
- David Lee
- Harrison Barnes
- Klay Thompson
- Stephen Curry
- Nikola Vucevic
- Glen Davis
- Maurice Harkless
- Arron Afflalo
- Jameer Nelson
The Line: Golden State - 10.0
Game time: 10:30 pm EST
TV: For Sports Florida
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