Thunder Struggle Again on Road, Lose to Magic
The Oklahoma City Thunder fell behind big in the fourth quarter and after a rally, still fell short in a 121-108 loss to the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.
The Thunder lost their third straight game overall and seventh straight on the road, while the Magic snapped a nine-game losing streak.
OKC fell behind by 22 points in the fourth quarter, and rallied a little, but the deficit was too much to overcome.
Aaron Gordon led the Magic with 40 points, and hit six three-pointers, plus added 15 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals.
Orlando hit 59 percent from the field and held OKC to just 40 percent.
Russell Westbrook led the Thunder with 37 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals, but also had seven turnovers.
Westbrook was 7-for-10 from three point range, making 7 of the 12 made three’s the Thunder hit.
Westbrook had an x-ray on his left hand after the game, but it was revealed to be just a bruise according to the Thunder.
Paul George had 22 points and hit a pair of three-pointers, while Carmelo Anthony scored 16 points, but was just 5-for-16 from the field.
Andre Roberson was the only other Thunder player to score in double figures with 11 points.
The Thunder outrebounded the Magic 48-37, and took 20 more shots than Orlando, but it wasn’t nearly enough.
OKC drops to 8-12 on the season.
The Thunder next return home to host Minnesota Friday night at 7:00 pm at Chesapeake Arena.