OAKLAND -- Andrew Bogut and Andre Iguodala wore blazers instead of uniforms. Jermaine O'Neal did not play, either, leaving on his warm-up pullover.
With two starters injured and a banged-up reserve never getting off the bench, the Warriors still cruised to a 103-89 win Tuesday against Orlando to move back to a season-high 17 games over .500.
Stephen Curry scored 23 points, and David Lee and Klay Thompson added 20 apiece. Facing one of the worst teams in the Eastern Conference, the Warriors had a much easier time than last week when they blew an 18-point lead to Cleveland and lost.
"I think our guys know we're not good enough to relax," coach Mark Jackson said. "When we relax, we pay the price. We have our foot on the gas pedal, we can beat anybody. We don't have the luxury to relax, because we've seen what happened in the past."
The short-handed Warriors essentially put the game away in the third quarter with an 18-0 run fueled by two 3-pointers each from Curry and Thompson. One of Curry's shots from beyond the arc bounced on the rim three times before going in, and another one from long distance capped off the run to give the Warriors a 20-point lead.
The Warriors led by as many as 24 points, and when Curry and Thompson checked back in during a mini run in the fourth after Orlando cut the lead to 11, Thompson hit a jump shot that put Golden State back up by 15.
Thompson continued his tear with a third straight game of scoring at least 20 points as he went 4 for 5 from 3-point range and 7 for 14 from the field.
"You've got to be a little more feisty out there with that smaller unit," said Curry, who was 3 for 6 from beyond the arc and 9 for 13 from the field, adding five assists.
The bigger concern for the Warriors was that Iguodala will miss at least three games because of right knee tendinitis, according to Jackson. Should he return after the three games, he would have gone 11 days without having played.
Jackson rested Iguodala in the second quarter of a loss to Cleveland on Friday and said he played against Portland two days later because "he's a gamer."
Bogut, another top defender and the team's top rebounder, went through the shootaround but, according to Jackson, didn't feel 100 percent because of inflammation in his left ankle that was tweaked Sunday at Portland. He is considered day to day.
O'Neal was also banged up after the win against the Trail Blazers, with Jackson saying he would have played him only in an emergency and was probably leaning toward resting him again Thursday against Milwaukee.
"It's important for those guys to get fresh and get healthy," Jackson said.
Lee was moved to center, and little-used Marreese Speights came off the bench to chip in 13 points and eight rebounds.
"It just shows how deep your team is," Speights said. "The bench always stays ready. Every chance we get, we go out and play as hard as we can."
Draymond Green and Harrison Barnes started and struggled on offense, with Green going 2 for 11 from the field and Barnes 1 for 6 as the two combined to miss their five 3-point attempts.
Nikola Vucevic led Orlando with 15 points, and Tobias Harris came off the bench to score 14, but the Magic committed 16 turnovers and saw starting guards Jameer Nelson and Arron Afflalo held to a combined eight points on 4-for-14 shooting.
One game after Lee sat for a time on the bench because of his defense, he adjusted to playing center and finished 8 for 12 from the field with a game-high 10 rebounds.
Milwaukee (13-55) at Warriors (43-26), 7:30 p.m. CSNBA
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