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- Updated: March 9, 2016
Warriors continue to make history, set home win streak record.
Stephen Curry scored 41 points and became the first player in NBA history to make 300 3-pointers in a season, and the Golden State Warriors set another record in a season full of them by holding off the Orlando Magic 119-113 Monday night for their 45th straight home victory.
Curry didn’t match his 51-point performance against the Magic on Feb. 25 in which he hit 10 of 15 3-pointers, but shot 7 for 13 from long range and also pulled down 13 rebounds. He has 301 3s with 20 games to go.
Golden State surpassed the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ 44 straight regular-season home victories and improved to 26-0 at Oracle Arena this season with its franchise-best sixth straight win against Orlando.
Klay Thompson added 27 points for the Warriors (56-6), who overcame a season-high 24 turnovers to bounce back from an ugly 112-95 road loss to the Lakers on Sunday that snapped a seven-game winning streak.
The Warriors are still chasing the Bulls’ record 72-win season. Golden State’s home winning streak includes the final 18 games of last season before the franchise’s run to its first championship in 40 years. The Warriors haven’t lost a regular-season game at Oracle Arena since falling to the Bulls in overtime on Jan. 27, 2015.
Draymond Green told the fans afterward: “45 straight home wins is incredible. Without you all, this would not be possible.”
Victor Oladipo capped a 7-0 run when he made two free throws with 1:13 left to cut the Warriors’ lead to two. Thompson then hit a baseline 3-pointer under pressure with 52.5 seconds remaining and Curry followed with a layup at the 44.3 mark and two free throws with 32.5 seconds to play.
Aaron Gordon had 20 points and 16 rebounds in his Bay Area homecoming on a night Orlando played without leading scorer and center Nikola Vucevic because of a strained right groin
During one impressive sequence late in the third, Curry dribbled inside of the arc then back out before knocking down a 3 while being guarded by 6-foot-10 Ersan Ilyasova.
Green had 10 assists and nine rebounds with one point after being questionable earlier in the day with an illness that sent him to see a doctor during the team’s morning shootaround. Brandon Rush added 11 points with three 3s off the bench as Golden State shot 16 for 35 from beyond the arc.