Thunder Vs. Magic: Orlando Takes 53-50 Lead Into Halftime

The Oklahoma City Thunder have never won a regular-season game in Orlando. If that streak finally comes to an end on Thursday night, they'll need to overcome a three-point deficit in the second half after allowing the Magic enter the break with a 53-50 lead.

Russell Westbrook scored 17 points in the first two quarters while Kevin Durant added 13. Unfortunately for the Thunder, nobody else on the team scored more than four. Durant did most of his damage in the second frame with nine points, including a nifty reverse layup on this fast break:

The Magic, meanwhile, have relied on a balanced attack: Ryan Anderson leads the team with 10 points, Dwight Howard and Jameer Nelson each have nine and Jason Richardson has pitched in eight. Howard scored only 11 points the last time these two teams met, and while he's nearly reached that mark in this game, he also finished the opening half with just three rebounds and zero blocked shots. Given how close this game has been, he'll likely need to step up the rest of the way.

For more on the two teams, check out Oklahoma City Thunder blog Welcome To Loud City and Orlando Magic blog Orlando Pinstriped Post

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