Thunder Vs. Magic: Russell Westbrook Tallies A Triple Double In OKC Win, 125-124

The Orlando Magic fought hard down the stretch, never allowing the Oklahoma City Thunder to pull away, despite the best efforts of its two young stars. Kevin Durant hit his final two free throws with just under two seconds to put the Thunder up four. Jason Richardson hit a three at the buzzer as the Thunder hung on to win, 125-124. Russell Westbrook had a triple-double in the win, tallying 32 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists.

Durant finished with a team-high 36 points to pace the Thunder, but it was Westbrook's all-around game that stole the show. Whether it was finding the open man or creating his own shots Westbrook was a perfect pairing with Durant on the night. Outside of those two, Nenad Krstic grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds while also adding 16 points. With Westbrook and Durant firing, the rest of the young Oklahoma City squad played a complimentary role.

Dwight Howard led the Magic, as expected, scoring 39 points and grabbing 18 rebounds in the loss. Jason Richardson added 19 points with J.J. Redick (18 points) and Ryan Anderson (15) in double figures off the bench. Jameer Nelson had a team-high six assists.

The Thunder improved to 27-13 with the win while the Magic fell to 25-14 with the loss. The Thunder head to Los Angeles to take on the Lakers on Monday. Orland travels to Minnesota to face the Timberwolves on Saturday.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.