Recapping the Golden State Warriors’ Last 5 Games

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December 2, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after the game against the Orlando Magic at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Magic 98-97. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Even coming off of a long five-game road trip, the Golden State Warriors keep on rolling.

This latest five-game stint has a common theme with the last one: wins.  The Warriors went 5-0 over this latest 5-game stretch, improving to 19-2 on the season and stretching their win streak to 14 games.

Game 1

Game one was a rematch of one of the games from the road trip, but this time Golden State got to face the Orlando Magic on Warriors ground.

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This one started off close, with Orlando up one after the first quarter.  A big second quarter from the Dubs gave them a 10-point lead heading into halftime, but the Magic responded with a big third quarter of their own, going up two points by the end of it.

For the majority of the fourth quarter, it was all Orlando.  Victor Oladipo hit a three-pointer with 4:11 to go that put the Magic up 93-84, and the Warriors’ win streak felt like it was slipping away.

That’s the beauty of this Golden State team; they are never out of it.  Stephen Curry nailed a three, and Klay Thompson followed suit, knocking down two shots from beyond the arc.  A few defensive stops mixed between and just like that, the game was tied.

A few possessions later, the Warriors found themselves down two points.

Elfrid Payton missed a layup with eight seconds remaining, and Draymond Green came down with the defensive rebound.  The Warriors had one timeout left, but Draymond got the ball in Curry’s hands and Steve Kerr wisely opted not to use the timeout.

Curry pushed the ball up to the right corner of the three-point line and found himself one-on-one with Tobias Harris.  A quick move gave Curry plenty of separation, and his three-point attempt hit the bottom of the net.

Green deflected a bad pass from Kyle O’Quinn, and the game was over.  Warriors win 98-97.  Ten wins in a row and 15-2 on the season.  On the game winning shot, Curry had this to say:

"“It’s just kind of a rush that every player loves to experience,” Curry said. “Especially at home when you’re able to do that and get a huge win, you remember those moments.”"

Coach Kerr had a more simple explanation, but equally effective.

"“That’s why he’s Steph Curry.”"

Curry finished with 22 points and five assists.  Thompson added 20 points while Andrew Bogut filled up the stat sheet, tallying seven points, 12 rebounds, five blocks and three assists.