WARRIORS 129, MAGIC 130
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jalen Suggs scored nine of his 26 points in the final two minutes, and the Orlando Magic rallied from a 16-point deficit in the second half to beat the Golden State Warriors 130-129 on Thursday night, handing the defending NBA champions their fourth straight loss.
Stephen Curry had 39 points and nine assists for the Warriors. Klay Thompson added 27 points, but missed a jumper at the buzzer.
Rookie Paolo Banchero had 22 points and eight rebounds for the Magic, who shot 53.8% from the field and won for only the second time this season. Franz Wagner finished with 19 points and Chuma Okeke came off the bench for 16.
The Warriors fell to 0-5 on the road.
Warriors spent the vast majority of the game in the lead, but a 43 point (to 33) 3rd Quarter for the Magic, dragged them back into the game, and that extra 3 points in the 4th, saw them win by 1.
Our Team Stats graphic shows that Orlando out performed the Warriors in terms of field goals and free throw accuracy, however in terms of raw numbers, it was Free Throws where Orlando won the game, scoring 30 from 46, compared to Warriors' 10-15. Defensive ill discipline cost GSW in a big way.
NUGGETS 122, THUNDER 110
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Aaron Gordon scored 27 points, Nikola Jokic had a triple-double and Denver beat Oklahoma City.
Jokic, the two-time reigning league MVP, had 15 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists. It was his third triple-double this season and the 79th of his career.
Jamal Murray added 24 points for the Nuggets, who were coming off a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 37 points and Lu Dort added 19 for the Thunder, who had won four straight.
By The Associated Press and DJ Arthurs | 11/4/22
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