Posted March 21, 2013 on AP on Fox
The last time the Oklahoma City Thunder lost consecutive games they responded with one of their best stretches of the season. The Thunder appear poised to get another run started Friday night when they visit the Orlando Magic, who are mired in another lengthy losing streak. Oklahoma City (50-19) is coming off back-to-back losses for the first time in a month following a 114-104 setback against Denver on Tuesday and a 90-89 overtime defeat at Memphis on Wednesday. Russell Westbrook's layup gave the Thunder a late one-point lead before Memphis center Marc Gasol tipped in the go-ahead score with less than a second left in a showdown between Western Conference contenders. Kevin Durant finished with a game-high 32 points and Westbrook scored 20, but the pair combined to shoot 18 for 53. Kevin Martin added 17, but no other Thunder player scored more than seven. "It was just one of those games, probably 10 of them a year, where nobody deserves to lose the game, but we were on the bad ...
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