ADVANCED FANTASY BASKETBALL 2017-18: NOW OPEN

Search for a player

Sports.ws Advanced Fantasy Basketball

Forgot your login?

Sports.ws Game Report

Oklahoma City
Orlando

[ORLANDO] — The Orlando Magic played host to the Oklahoma City Thunder last night but couldn't manage to leave much of an impact, failing to keep up with their visiting rivals and eventually succumbing in a 106-114 defeat. The loss bumps Orlando's record down to 27-48 on the season, while the victory gives Oklahoma City a 43-31 total on the year. It's not overly surprising that the Magic would end up losing this one consider they did little to establish themselves as dangerous threats. Perhaps the showing can serve as an essential building block for the team in the days to come.

Leading the way in one of the finest individual performances of the season was Russell Westbrook. Westbrook's borderline-historic night of 57 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists, 0 blocks and 3 steals in 42 minutes will be remembered as one of the nights he truly displayed why he's held in such regard at the NBA level. Most importantly, the Thunder managed to prevail where it mattered most and will happily add another victory to their season total. So long as Westbrook keeps producing at this rate and Oklahoma City keeps winning ball games, everybody - from fantasy owners to the team coaching and executive staff - will be more than satisfied.

Though Orlando didn't end up getting it done when it mattered most, Nikola Vucevic did walk away with the small consolation of an attractive 11 points, 16 rebounds and 1 assists. Whether another bright individual performance can help them get the result they want on the scoreboard next time, however, remains to be seen.

From a personal standpoint, Russell Westbrook made his presence felt from beyond the arc, toying with defenders all night long and connecting on an impressive 6 bombs. Putting a stop to any NBA calibre talent is no easy task, but even more so when they're red-hot from beyond three-point range.

Individual performances aside, if there's one area where the Magic can improve, it's on the defensive side of the ball. Though Orlando wasn't terrible in the ball game, there's no denying that a stricter focus on limiting their opponents could serve them well the next time they collide with a worthy foe.

The loss hurts for the homeside but they'll get their opportunity to regain ground in a pending matchup with the Boston Celtics. The Thunder, meanwhile, will set their sights on a run-in with the San Antonio Spurs.

Magic Stats

Roster P R A B S M
N. Vucevic111612133
B. Biyombo121122020
E. Fournier24650141
A. Gordon13511441
E. Payton11681038
T. Ross23121145
M. Hezonja4521018
D. Augustin8220115
J. Meeks0110114

Thunder Stats

Roster P R A B S M
R. Westbrook5713110342
A. Roberson6932135
E. Kanter171000020
V. Oladipo13511144
S. Adams7902029
A. Abrines6110222
T. Gibson2400224
J. Grant0322019
D. Sabonis4200011
S. Christon2100112
N. Cole000014
D. McDermott000003
DetailsOrlandoOklahoma City
Game No.7574
Score106114
Average101.0107.0
Record27-4843-31
 
Last GameTORDAL
3/273/27
ViewView
 
Next GameBOSSAS
3/313/31
ViewView

Game MVPs

Russell
Westbrook

96.0 FP
2.29 FPPM
Nikola
Vucevic

44.0 FP
1.33 FPPM
Bismack
Biyombo

39.5 FP
1.98 FPPM

Twitter

Orlando Magic on Nikola Vucevic

 11 hours ago

Basketball Insiders on Russell Westbrook

 14 hours ago

Silver Screen & Roll on Paul George

 1 days ago

Welcome To Loud City on Alex Abrines

 2 days ago

Silver Screen & Roll on Paul George

 2 days ago

Welcome To Loud City on Enes Kanter

 3 days ago

CBS Sports NBA on Russell Westbrook

 3 days ago

Adam Joseph on Russell Westbrook

 4 days ago

Sports Illustrated on Enes Kanter

 4 days ago

Tommy Beer on Enes Kanter

 4 days ago

NBA Games

Current Time: 10:14 pm

Fantasy Impact

Your Players

No User Detected

Your Opponents

No User Detected