ORLANDO, Fla. -- The numbers say the Golden State Warriors are the NBA's worst defensive team. You might have a hard time convincing the Orlando Magic of that.
Golden State, last in the NBA in points allowed, held Orlando to just 59 points and 36 percent shooting over the final three quarters Saturday night while coasting to a 104-95 win over the Magic.
Baron Davis led the way with 33 points and nine rebounds and Stephen Jackson had 20 points, but it was the defense that made the difference for the Warriors.
"That was a nice way to end the (road) trip," Golden State coach Don Nelson said. "You would think a game like this would be more difficult for us, but we were up to the challenge and played a terrific second half. We got stronger as the game went along."
Orlando scored 36 points and shot 70 percent in the first quarter -- 5-of-6 from 3-point territory. However, the Magic turned the ball over 20 times in the game, repeatedly getting stripped anytime they took the ball at the basket.
"We didn't do a good enough job protecting the ball," said Magic point guard Jameer Nelson, who had three turnovers. "They gamble and do a good job of creating turnovers and getting fastbreaks off it. That kind of energized them."
Dwight Howard led Orlando with 26 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks.
"We made it tough for them," said Jackson, who had 14 of his 20 points in the third quarter when Golden State outscored Orlando 33-16. "It's tough to help out on Dwight (Howard) and try to stop Rashard (Lewis) and Hedo (Turkoglu), but we did a good job of it tonight."
The Magic looked listless, according to coach Stan Van Gundy. His team had two days off, while the Warriors were playing their fourth game in five days, yet Golden State outscored Orlando 27-7 on fastbreak points and 12-2 on second-chance points.
"There is no excuse for what happened tonight," Van Gundy said. "We got beat because their energy level was a lot higher than ours."