The Orlando Magic (1-6, 0-5 Away) are on the road to face the Oklahoma City Thunder (3-3, 2-1 Home), who will be looking to add to their winning run, on Tuesday. Orlando dropped their last game against the Dallas Mavericks 114-105 at American Airlines Center on Sunday, their fifth loss in a row away from home.
With 18 points, Paolo Banchero was the leading scorer in defeat. R.J. Hampton chipped in with 15 points, four rebounds, two steals, and one assists. The Magic are 15th in the Eastern Conference. Oklahoma City won their third in a row on Saturday at American Airlines Center, beating the Dallas Mavericks 117-111 in overtime.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 38 points, nine assists, and six rebounds to lead the team. The Thunder are the ninth seed in the Western Conference. This is the first meeting of the season between the teams. Orlando and Oklahoma City split their matchups last season, winning one apiece. The Thunder earned the win in the last meeting 118-102 at Paycom Center on March 23.
Theo Maledon led the Thunder with 25 points, six assists, four rebounds, and one steals. Chuma Okeke had 19 points in defeat. Banchero is averaging 22.7 points per game to lead the Magic in scoring this season. Meanwhile, Wendell Carter Jr. is grabbing 9.3 rebounds per game, and Cole Anthony is dishing 4.3 assists.
Gilgeous-Alexander (31.0 ppg) has been the primary provider of the Thunder’s offense. He ranks as the seventh-highest scorer in the NBA. Gilgeous-Alexander also has recorded 7.0 assists per game. Josh Giddey has posted 8.3 rebounds per game. The Magic have had limited success at Paycom Center in recent seasons, losing eight of the last 10 visits. Orlando is winless on the road this season in five games.
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