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Friday, February 7th (All times Eastern)

Oklahoma City Thunder (40-11) at Orlando Magic (14-37), 7 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Oklahoma City Thunder were unsuccessful their last time out on the road and hope to find prosperity Friday against the Orlando Magic at Amway Center.

The Thunder dropped a 96-81 decision at Washington last Saturday, but rebounded with back-to-back home victories versus Memphis and Minnesota. In Wednesday's 106-97 triumph over the Timberwolves, NBA leading scorer Kevin Durant (31,0 ppg) had 26 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.

Reggie Jackson and Serge Ibaka scored 20 and 14 points, respectively, in the win and Derek Fisher added 13 points. The Thunder used a 12-2 run spanning the end of the third quarter and beginning of the fourth quarter to take a comfortable lead and become the first team in the league with 40 wins.

"I thought we played good defense for only about four minutes in the first quarter and then in the fourth quarter. Other than that we didn't play the kind of defense we usually do," Thunder head coach Scott Brooks said.

Oklahoma City, which has won 12 of its last 13 games, dodged a bullet with Wolves star forward Kevin Love sidelined with a stiff neck.

The Thunder are 18-8 as the visitor and had won six in a row away from home until losing at the Wizards.

Orlando will resume its four-game homestand Friday and opened the stay with Wednesday's 112-98 triumph over the Detroit Pistons.

Victor Oladipo scored 20 points, Glen Davis had 18 and both Arron Afflalo and Maurice Harkless netted 15 points in the win, Orlando's third straight at home and second overall in the last seven tries. The Magic outscored the Pistons 31-17 in the second quarter and led by as many as 20 points in the second half.

"Hopefully we can just keep building off this into the next game," Harkless said afterward.

The Magic are 11-14 in central Florida this season and will also welcome Indiana and Memphis to Amway Center on this homestand.

Orlando dropped a 101-98 decision at Oklahoma City on Dec. 15 and has lost five straight and seven of the last nine matchups between the teams. The Thunder, though, have lost 11 of the last 15 trips to Orlando.

02/07 10:27:36 ET

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Local
Final
ECU 56
TEMPL 70
 
2nd
NCCU 54
NCAT 50
 
Final
DET 4
ATL 6
 
Final
TAM 2
BAL 3
 
Final
PIT 1
NYY 2
 
Final
HOU 6
PHI 3
 
Final
MIA 1
STL 4
 
Final
SFG 8
CHC 6
 
Final
CIN 3
CLE 9
 
Final
CWS 1
LOS 6
 
Final
ANA 3
MIL 2
 
Final
CHC 2
OAK 2
 
Final
SEA 9
SDP 4
 
Final
KAN 5
TEX 4
 
Final
ARI 4
COL 3
 
Final
WAS 5
NYM 4
 
6th
MIN 8
BOS 8
 
8th
BAL 5
TOR 0
 
Half
CHI 48
OKC 50
 
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POR
DAL
Final
MDES 89
MRGST 76
 
Final
SIENA 71
NIAG 54
Final
LEH 62
AMER 68
 
Final
SCAR 74
ARK 78
 
Final
LAF 89
BU 64
 
Final
PETE 63
FAIR 33
1st OT
BUCK 84
HC 77
 
Final
UNF 71
LIP 57
 
Final
TENNM 65
MORE 76
 
Final
COL 72
NAVY 62
 
Final
ECU 56
TEMPL 70
 
Final
FATL 62
UAB 59
 
Final
FLGC 62
USCU 63
 
Final
CHAR 84
WKENT 88
 
Final
MINN 63
WISC 76
Final
MIZST 48
SILL 55
 
2nd
COPST 83
DELST 93
 
Final
FIU 59
MTST 54
 
2nd
HAMP 58
NORST 65
 
2nd
NCCU 54
NCAT 50
 
2nd
COOK 57
SCST 49
 
2nd
APP 67
TXST 64
 
2nd
GSOUT 74
TXARL 64
 
2nd
LAMON 37
UGST 29
 
2nd
ODU 56
MARS 42
 
2nd
TXSA 66
RICE 68
 
Half
FAM 23
SAV 28
 
2nd
LATU 54
SMISS 43
 
1st
JST 31
ALAAM 19
 
1st
GRAM 8
ALAST 18
 
1st
TXSOU 33
ALCOR 21
 
Half
NICST 40
CARK 24
 
Half
TAMCC 46
HOUB 29
 
Half
NARZ 22
PORST 23
 
1st
LAM 12
SHSU 17
 
Half
ARKST 33
SALA 47
 
1st
PVU 19
SOUTH 15
 
Half
LALAF 32
ARKLR 27
 
1st
NO 22
SELA 26
 
1st
INCWORD 0
ABCHRIST 4
 
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MVSU 0
ARKPB 0
 
1st
ARZ 23
CAL 14
 
1st
WASH 11
COL 22
 
1st
WEBER 21
IDAHO 15
 
1st
UCONN 12
MEM 22
 
1st
UTEP 30
UNT 18
 
1st
STEPH 31
NWST 20
 
1st
SUTAH 21
SACST 23
 
1st
DAVID 19
VCU 9
 
1st
IDST 24
EWASH 28
 
1st
QUIN 14
MAR 18
 
1st
BEL 15
EILL 2
 
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DRAK
BRAD
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LBSU
CSNO
 
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UCI
CSFU
 
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UCD
UCR
 
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ARST
STAN
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WASU
UTAH
2nd Intermission
BOS 3
CAL 3
 
3rd
WAS 1
MIN 2
 
Final
PHI 3
STL 1
 
3rd
FLA 3
DAL 2
 
3rd
TAM 2
TOR 1
 
2nd
NAS 1
NYI 2
 
1st
ARI 0
VAN 0
 
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