Nikola Vucevic’s triple-double ensures Magic edge past Warriors

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Nikola Vucevic

Nikola Vucevic became the only player in Magic history with multiple career 30-point triple-doubles. Having scored 30 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists against the Warriors, Nikola Vucevic ensured that the home team emerges victorious past Golden State Warriors. Not only that he also led the charge for his team to bounce back from a 13-point 4th quarter deficit to win big against Stephen Curry led Warriors. 

Talking about the Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry led their charge with 29 points, 11 assist and 6 rebounds. He notched his 12th straight game with at least 25 points despite making just 11 of 29 shots and only 6 of 16 3-pointers. Kelly Oubre Jr. added 26 points for Golden State, and Andrew Wiggins had 16. Golden State was trying to win three straight games for the first time this season, but failed to get past two in a row for the seventh time. 

Nikola Vucevic leads Magic to 7th home win after beating Warriors 

“We were able to stay together because it’s difficult to have a big lead and then have it disappear in like a 3-minute span just from our mistakes,” Nikola Vucevic said. “Were just able to fight back. We stuck together and that’s something we struggled to do in the past. It shows growth.” 

Evan Fournier scored a season-high 28 points for Orlando, and Terrence Ross had 24 points and four 3-pointers. Okeke had all 11 of his points and three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter. The Magic made 18 3-pointers. 

Golden State appeared to have grabbed control of the game when it unleashed a 52-22 run over a 12-minute stretch of the second half. But the Warriors’ offensive efficiency crumbled late, head coach Steve Kerr said. 

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