Game #20 Preview | Orlando Magic

Tip-Off: 6 PM CT

Location: Amway Center (Orlando, FL)

Television: FSOK

Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC The Sports Animal

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With about a quarter of the NBA regular season played through, the Oklahoma City Thunder are not exactly where everyone thought they would be. Chemistry and consistency continues to be a problem, but there have been some good signs lately.

After jumping out to a hot start at 7-2, the Orlando Magic have struggled to find wins lately. Oklahoma City knows all about struggling to win games, so perhaps the Thunder will be able to pull out a win in Orlando.

Projected Starters


  • PG: Russell Westbrook
  • SG: Andre Roberson
  • SF: Paul George
  • PF: Carmelo Anthony
  • C: Steven Adams


  • PG: Elfrid Payton
  • SG: Terrence Ross
  • SF: Evan Fournier
  • PF: Aaron Gordon
  • C: Nikola Vučević



  • None


  • Jonathan Isaac (sprained right ankle) is out.


  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 12-6 against the Magic (7-2 at home, 5-4 on the road).
  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder has won the season series against the Magic four times, lost once, and tied four times.
  • The Thunder and the Magic split the season series a year ago.
  • The Thunder has won five of the last six matchups with the Magic.
  • Last season, Russell Westbrook tied a career-high 21 made field goals against the Magic on March 29, 2017, in Orlando. In the process, he set the record for the most points ever recorded in a triple-double with 57.
  • Andre Roberson tied a career-high 4 blocks against the Magic last season on November 13, 2016, in Oklahoma City.

Game Notes

  • Oklahoma City is 2-8 on the road. Orlando is 4-4 at home.
  • The Thunder is 5-2 against Eastern Conference opponents, while the Magic are 4-5 against the Western Conference.
  • Oklahoma City is three games below .500 for the second time this season.
  • The Thunder has lost two games in a row and four of the last five, as well as six road games in a row.
  • The Magic has lost nine games in a row, as well as four of the last five at home.
  • Magic guard D.J. Augustin played in 62 games with the Thunder over the course of the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.

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Article written by Zack Low. Follow @TheThunderGuys on Twitter & Instagram, and like us on Facebook.

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