Playing on the same court on which he won the NBA All-Star Game MVP Award just days prior, Kevin Durant scored 18 of his game-high 38 points in the fourth quarter as his Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Orlando Magic, 105-102, on Thursday night.
Josh Smith, Willie Green, and Jannero Pargo led the Atlanta Hawks to an 83-78 win against the Orlando Magic on Thursday night, ending the first half of the 2011/12 NBA season. J.J. Redick scored 13 points for Orlando, which was without starting point guard Jameer Nelson due to a knee injury.
The Orlando Magic improved to 11-4 on the season with their 92-80 defeat of the L.A. Lakers on Friday. Dwight Howard scored 21 points and grabbed 23 rebounds, while four other Orlando players scored in double-figures, offsetting Kobe Bryant's 30-point outing.
Dwight Howard set an NBA regular-season record with 39 free-throw attempts in the Orlando Magic's 117-109 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday. He scored 45 points with 23 rebounds as Orlando rallied from a 13-point deficit to end its road trip 3-0.
The Portland Trail Blazers lost at home for the first time in the 2011/12 season Wednesday night as the Orlando Magic held on to a 107-104 win. J.J. Redick led seven Orlando players in double figures, while Jamal Crawford scored 24 off the Blazers' bench.
A recap of the Orlando Magic's 94-78 victory against the New Jersey Nets on Thursday, December 29th, 2011. Dwight Howard put up 16 points, 24 rebounds, and three blocks to boost Orlando over New Jersey, while Ryan Anderson led the Magic with 22 points against his former club.