Oklahoma City 97, Orlando 89

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, December 25, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials - # Nick Buchert, #54 Derrick Collins, #55 Bill Kennedy
Attendance - 18203

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Orlando 22 19 22 26 89
Oklahoma City 27 28 26 16 97

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Orlando 0-1 0-0 0-1 L1
Oklahoma City 1-0 1-0 0-0 W1

Recap


Kevin Durant poured in a game-high 30 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder opened their season with a convincing 97-89 home victory over the Orlando Magic on Christmas Day.

Durant, the two-time defending scoring champ, went 11-for-19 from the field and added five assists and six rebounds fin the victory. The Thunder dominated from beyond the arc, hitting 10 of 19 attempts.

The Magic led by as many as seven points early in the first quarter, but managed just four points in the final 7:43 as the Thunder surged out to a five-point edge. Eric Maynor and Daequan Cook hit consecutive 3-pointers early in the second to extend the advantage to seven, and Durant followed with five straight points to help Oklahoma City go into the break ahead 55-41.

Six straight points from Von Wafer and a Ryan Anderson three-pointer with 1:20 remaining made it a single-digit deficit, but the Magic would get no closer.

Anderson led the way with 25 points while Jameer Nelson added 18.

Dwight Howard, whose name was bandied about in trade rumors throughout the preseason, finished with 11 points on 4-of-12 shooting. He added 15 rebounds.

Top Game Performances

Orlando   Oklahoma City
Ryan Anderson 25 Scoring Kevin Durant 30
Jameer Nelson 6 Assists Kevin Durant 6
Dwight Howard 15 Rebounds Nazr Mohammed 7
J.J. Redick 8 Free Throws Made James Harden 10
Ryan Anderson 2 Steals Russell Westbrook 3
Dwight Howard 2 Blocks Serge Ibaka 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Orlando 89 37.0 8-28 21-26 18 45 4 7 18
Oklahoma City 97 47.2 10-19 19-26 21 43 5 8 17

Upcoming Games

  • Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Thunder have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Orlando will play their next game at home against Houston. The Magic have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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