What a game this was. The Orlando Magic and Oklahoma City Thunder played one of the most entertaining games of basketball you will ever see. It ended in a 139-136 victory for the Thunder after the defensive unit from OKC blocked the Magic’s final two attempts at a three to tie the game.
A game that seemed destined for a Magic win at multiple points turned into such an entertaining game during the 4th quarter. The Magic held an 18 point lead going into the 4th. 18!!! Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were not ready to give up the game, though.
Durant started off the back and forth clutch shots with a three to tie the game with around 12 seconds to go in the 4th seen below:
Right after that, Victor Oladipo preceded to hit a step-back three to put the Magic up by three with 3 seconds to go. That would be it, right? Westbrook never thought for a second. You can see it all unfold here:
Overtime was the appropriate course, then. After all, it had been a phenomenal game to that point, why not see more basketball? Well, Oladipo thought the same thing when Thunder fans thought the game would be over with them being up by three with little time left on the clock in the first overtime. Victor thought differently:
That was enough. No more. Sometimes a game can have too much excitement, (not really, just go along with it), so the Magic conceded to the Thunder and did not decide to tie the game up at the end of the 2nd OT when they were down by 3.
It was just a remarkable game all around with Oladipo converting a triple-double, while KD and Westbrook combined for obscene numbers.
Westbrook and Durant combined for 91 points, 10 assists, and 23 rebounds tonight.
— Basketball Society (@BBallSociety_) October 31, 2015