Gameday: Get Your Popcorn Ready for Draymond Guarding Gordon

Afflicted with various aches and pains, the Warriors make the second stop of their six-game road trip Friday, when they face the Orlando Magic at Amway Center.

Coverage on NBC Sports Bay Area begins at 3 p.m., with tipoff scheduled for 4 p.m.

Klay Thompson, who has played every game thus far, is listed as questionable, while two other starters, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, are considered probable and likely to play. The Warriors (16-6) are coming off a 127-123 overtime win over the Lakers in Los Angeles.

The Magic (9-13) snapped a nine-game loss streak -- with seven of the defeats on the road -- Monday night with an impressive home victory over Oklahoma City.


Warriors by 10.5


Draymond Green vs. Aaron Gordon: Bay Area native Gordon posted 40 points and 15 rebounds against the Thunder on Monday and is playing at an All-Star level. He's averaging 18.6 points per game on 51-percent shooting, including 43.8 percent from beyond the arc. One of the most athletic players in the NBA, the 6-foot-10 power forward will see plenty of Green, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, as well as some Jordan Bell. Get your popcorn ready.


Warriors: G Stephen Curry (R hand contusion), F Kevin Durant (L ankle sprain), and C/F David West (L knee soreness) and G Klay Thompson (R ankle sprain) have been upgraded and are available to play. F Andre Iguodala (L knee soreness) is out. C Damian Jones is on assignment with the G-League Santa Cruz Warriors.

Magic: F Jonathan Isaac (R ankle sprain) and G Terrence Ross (R knee sprain and tibial fracture) are listed as out.


Warriors: 7-3.

Magic: 1-9.


Scott Foster (crew chief), Curtis Blair and Eric Lewis.


The Warriors on Nov. 13 posted a 110-100 home victory in the first of two games this season against the Magic and have won the last nine meetings overall, including four in a row in Orlando.


PARK ON THE ARC: Orlando has evolved into one of the NBA's top 3-point shooting teams, ranking fifth at 38.5 percent. The Warriors are first at 40.1 percent. The Magic takes an average of 30.6 triples a game, roughly one less than the Warriors. Evan Fornier, Mo Speights and Gordon are all shooting over 40 percent. This will be a point of emphasis for the Warriors defense.

ROTATION ROULETTE: With several players hurting at various levels, Warriors coach Steve Kerr may be forced to continue experimenting with playing rotations. If Thompson can't go, that robs the Warriors of a top-notch two-way player, which means more opportunities for Nick Young and Pat McCaw. Young's shooting has been solid and McCaw has been stellar at both ends.

ATTACK THE PAINT: Though Orlando has improved its offense, defense remains a work in progress. The Magic is 24th in defensive rating and particularly vulnerable in the paint. No team allows more second-chance points (14.5 per game) and only the Lakers and Suns give up more points in the paint. The Warriors big men will have opportunities.

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