Westbrook’s 48 and Durant’s 43 fuel Thunder win over Magic

Westbrook’s 48 and Durant’s 43 fuel Thunder win over Magic

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook celebrates after tying the score with the Magic at the end of regulation on Friday night.


(Phelan M. Ebenhack / Associated Press)

Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant have delivered plenty of highlights during their NBA careers.

Their latest stole and then saved a game the Orlando Magic seemed poised to win.

Westbrook banked in a three-pointer from just inside midcourt at the end of regulation on his way to 48 points, Durant scored 43, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied to beat the Magic, 139-136, at Orlando, Fla., in double overtime Friday night.

Westbrook also added 11 rebounds and eight assists. Durant finished with 12 rebounds.


Orlando had a chance to tie it with six seconds to play, but twice had three-point attempts blocked by Durant.

“This game helped me a lot. Just being able to play a double-overtime game, and just getting used to that again,” Durant said.

at Cleveland 102, Miami 92: Cavaliers’ LeBron James scored 29 points as he, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh played in the same regular-season game for first time since they were Heat teammates.

Utah 99, at Philadelphia 71: The Jazz used multiple 13-0 runs to build a 32-point lead.


Toronto 113, at Boston 103: Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points and Terrence Ross had 13 of his 21 in the fourth quarter.

at Detroit 98, Chicago 94 (OT): The Pistons scored the first seven points of overtime and are 3-0 for the first time since winning their first four games in 2008-09.

at Atlanta 97, Charlotte 94: Dennis Schroder made the Hawks’ two point-guard lineup look good by scoring 14 points.

Washington 118, at Milwaukee 113: Bradley Beal scored 14 of his 26 points in the fourth as the Wizards rallied from a 13-point deficit.

at San Antonio 102, Brooklyn 75: Kawhi Leonard had 16 points and the Spurs regrouped after a sluggish start.

Minnesota 95, at Denver 78: Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 points and 14 rebounds as the Timberwolves earned another road victory.

Golden State 112, at Houston 92: Reigning MVP Stephen Curry of the Warriors heard the crowd frequently chant “MVP! MVP!” to the Rockets’ James Harden, but Curry outscored him, 25-16.

at Phoenix 110, Portland 92: Eric Bledsoe scored 22 points, Brandon Knight added 18 and the Suns pulled away in the second half.


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