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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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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
 
4th
CHI 87
NYK 79
 
3rd
HOU 61
NOP 63
 
1st
SAC 9
MIL 4
 
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
OKC
Final
RICE 72
STTHOMASTX 61
 
Final
UVA 70
CLST 54
Final
LIU 69
FIU 58
 
Final
STET 67
GSOUT 76
 
Final
QUIN 80
LEH 65
 
Final
SFLA 69
SHU 89
Final
RICH 65
SALA 54
Final
CAN 60
USB 59
 
Final
DEL 62
TEMPL 82
Final
WCU 56
WRST 69
 
Final
VERM 56
YALE 57
 
Final
SDKST 75
IDST 72
 
Final
RIDE 62
MRGST 48
 
Final
LATU 79
NICST 54
 
Final
CHAR 75
APP 65
 
Final
MISS 71
CCAR 68
 
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
 
Final
BRAD 80
EUREK 38
 
Final
PEAY 76
OAKC 52
 
Final
JST 66
SMISS 46
 
2nd
SD 45
MNTST 46
 
2nd
UAB 42
LSU 44
 
2nd
EVAN 44
OHIO 47
 
1st
CSFU 0
CSDH 0
 
1st
ORST 10
DEP 6
 
1st
PAC 5
NEV 6
 
1st
USF 10
PORST 7
 
1st
IDAHO 0
WALLA 0
 
10:15pm Tonight
UTST
CALST
 
Final
PIT 1
COL 0
Final
PHI 1
FLA 2
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
CLB 4
WAS 5
3rd
MON 0
ANA 1
 
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
EDM
10:30pm Tonight
LOS
STL
3rd
JAC 14
TEN 10