Oklahoma City 117, Orlando 104

Date - Friday, March 15, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials - #56 Mark Ayotte, #27 Dick Bavetta, #25 Tony Brothers
Attendance - 18203

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Orlando 26 30 28 20 104
Oklahoma City 39 34 22 22 117

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Orlando 18-48 10-25 8-23 L2
Oklahoma City 49-17 30-4 19-13 W2

Recap

Thunder 117, Magic 104: Kevin Durant had 26 points and nine rebounds and Russell Westbrook scored 23 as host Oklahoma City held off Orlando.

Serge Ibaka had 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting and Kevin Martin scored 15 points for the Thunder, who won for the 10th time in 12 games and moved within one game of first-place San Antonio in the Western Conference.

Jameer Nelson scored 26 points, Nikola Vucevic had 21 points and 14 rebounds, Arron Afflalo scored 20 and Tobias Harris chipped in 19 points for the Magic.

Orlando trailed by 27 points in the second quarter before putting on an impressive rally. The Magic trimmed the deficit to 103-99 after a basket by Afflalo with 6:20 to play before Oklahoma City thwarted the charge and closed with a 14-5 burst.

The Thunder led 39-26 after the opening quarter and pushed the lead to 57-30 on two free throws by Martin with 7:41 left in the half. Orlando recovered to pull within 73-56 at the break.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Kendrick Perkins grabbed 12 rebounds to help Oklahoma City to a 52-33 edge on the boards. … Nelson made five of the Magic’s seven 3-pointers. … The two teams meet again in Orlando next Friday.

Top Game Performances

Orlando   Oklahoma City
Jameer Nelson 26 Scoring Kevin Durant 26
Jameer Nelson 7 Assists Russell Westbrook 6
Nikola Vucevic 14 Rebounds Kendrick Perkins 12
Tobias Harris 10 Free Throws Made Kevin Durant 9
Moe Harkless 6 Steals Kevin Durant 3
N/A Blocks Serge Ibaka 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Orlando 104 43.5 7-27 17-21 12 33 0 12 10
Oklahoma City 117 55.3 4-13 29-43 21 52 4 6 18

Upcoming Games

  • Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against Dallas. The Thunder have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .824 after a loss.
  • Orlando will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee . The Magic have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .250 after a loss.