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Thompson scores 21 in 1st, Warriors roll past Magic 122-92

A tighter defense that gave Orlando trouble all night and another early scoring outburst from Klay Thompson have the Warriors feeling a lot better about their position in the West.

A much-welcomed blowout of the Magic certainly helped, too, especially following three weeks of inconsistencies and a handful of surprising losses.

Thompson scored 21 of his 29 points in the first quarter and the Golden State cruised past the Orlando Magic 122-92 on Thursday night.

"To have a game like that always helps, not confidence-wise but just to kind of try and get back in a rhythm," said Green, who had nine points and 11 rebounds. "I don't think this game really...