High-scoring Warriors take on Magic tonight
New GS acquisition Chris Webber has a sore knee and is questionable for the game; C Andris Biedrins played for the first time in six games against MIA, as he is recovering from an appendectomy. For the Magic, KDooling's status over his sore foot is not known, while KBogans is playing through a strained abdominal muscle.
The probable starting lineup for GS:
G... Baron Davis (22.0 ppg, 7.9 asts)
G... Monta Ellis (19.5 ppg)
F... Stephen Jackson (20.9 ppg)
F... Brandan Wright (4.1 ppg)
C... Al Harrington (14.4 ppg, 5.4 rebs)
Top reserves: Andris Biedrins (10.3 ppg, 9.7 rebs); Kelenna Azubuike (8.5 ppg); Matt Barnes (7.9 ppg, 5.0 rebs); Mickael Pietrus (6.2 ppg); Austin Croshere (3.8 ppg)
GS is averaging 110.9 ppg, while allowing 107.9 ppg. ORL is averaging 104.6 ppg, and allowing 100.1 ppg.
The Magic won an exciting 123-117 OT game against the Warriors in early DEC, and will be trying to sweep GS for the first time since the 2001-02 season. In the last seven games, the Magic have held their opponents to an average of just 93.7 ppg. The Warriors have scored at least 100 pts in 25 consecutive games, and are one game ahead of ninth-place DEN but just 1/2 game behind seventh-place DAL in the Wild Wild West. The Magic are 7 1/2 pt favorites over GS (www.pinnaclesports.com).