Orlando 89, Oklahoma City 97

Date - Friday, March 22, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Officials - #74 Curtis Blair, #33 Sean Corbin, #17 Joe Crawford
Attendance - 17429

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Oklahoma City 22 25 23 27 97
Orlando 14 20 32 23 89

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oklahoma City 51-19 30-5 21-14 W1
Orlando 18-52 10-26 8-26 L6

Recap


Thunder 97, Magic 89: Kevin Durant scored 11 of his 25 points in the final six minutes as visiting Oklahoma City staved off Orlando's upset bid.

Russell Westbrook added 19 points, nine assists and six rebounds and Serge Ibaka had 14 points and 13 points as the Thunder halted a two-game losing streak with its second win over the Magic in eight days.

Rookie Moe Harkless scored a season-high 25 points to lead five players in double figures for Orlando, which erased a 13-point halftime deficit before tumbling to its sixth consecutive defeat

Despite losing leading scorer Arron Afflalo to injury and playing without center Nikola Vucevic, the Magic rallied in the second half behind Harkless and Jameer Nelson, who combined for 26 of their 32 points in the third quarter to cut the deficit to 70-66.

The Thunder briefly lost the lead in the fourth and were deadlocked at 86-86 when Durant buried a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:44 to play. Durant and Westbrook put the game away by hitting 8-of-10 free throws down the stretch.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Afflalo injured his right hamstring less than three minutes into the second quarter and did not return. ... Oklahoma City, the NBA's top free-throw shooting team, hit 24-of-33. ... Vucevic sat out the contest due to a concussion suffered in Tuesday's game against Indiana.

Top Game Performances

Oklahoma City   Orlando
Kevin Durant 25 Scoring Moe Harkless 25
Russell Westbrook 9 Assists Jameer Nelson 10
Serge Ibaka 13 Rebounds Tobias Harris 15
Kevin Durant 9 Free Throws Made Tobias Harris 4
Kevin Durant 3 Steals Moe Harkless 4
Serge Ibaka 5 Blocks Moe Harkless 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Oklahoma City 97 42.5 5-21 24-33 17 49 11 8 13
Orlando 89 41.3 5-16 8-10 20 44 5 10 14

Upcoming Games

  • Orlando will play their next game at home against Miami. The Magic have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .231 after a loss.
  • Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against Portland. The Thunder have a W/L % of .706 after a win and .789 after a loss.