Warriors Take Battle to OT, Fold to Magic

Howard grabs 23 boards in Orlando's streak-snapping win
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2007 6:30 AM CST
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Jackson (1), left, loses the ball as he is defended by Orlando Magic guard Hedo Turkoglu (15), of Turkey, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game on Monday,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Golden State ended its six-game win streak when they fell short in overtime against Orlando last night, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Lacking point guard Baron Davis, who fouled out after reaching 19 points and nine assists, the Warriors lost their fighting spirit in the overtime period. Outscored 14-8, they finished the game on the low end of 123-117.

Orlando's Jameer Nelson netted 22 points, 11 assists, and eight boards, but it was Dwight Howard's 18-point, 23-rebound performance that dominated. Monta Ellis had 22 points and 12 rebounds for Golden State. Following their loss, the 9-8 Warriors have a simple plan: "start up another streak on Wednesday."