Final 1 2 3 4 Tot
Orlando 32 34 22 20 108
Oklahoma City 33 30 22 31 116
5:00 PM PT6:00 PM MT7:00 PM CT8:00 PM ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 PM MST7:00 PM EST4:00 UAE (+1)01:0020:00 ET6:00 PM CT23:00 , November 1, 2022
Paycom Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  Attendance: 13,109

Gilgeous-Alexander's 34 help Thunder push win streak to 4

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AP Sports Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 34 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from 15 points down in the second half to beat the Orlando Magic 116-108 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight win.

Aleksej Pokusevski added 16 points for the Thunder, who improved to 4-3 and have a winning record for the first time since nine games into the 2020-21 season.

Wendell Carter, Jr. tied a career high with 30 points and Franz Wagner added 20 for Orlando. Paolo Banchero, the No. 1 pick in the 2022 draft, had 15 points and eight rebounds.

Orlando led 66-63 at halftime, then scored the first nine points of the third quarter. The Magic extended the lead to 86-71 with just under 5 minutes left in the third quarter. The Thunder chipped away, and Orlando led just 88-85 heading into the fourth.

Pokusevski made a 3-pointer to give the Thunder a 105-104 lead with just over 4 minutes to play, and he later made a layup to put Oklahoma City ahead 109-106. Lu Dort hit a 3-pointer with 51 seconds remaining to put the Thunder up six and in control for good.


Magic: C Mo Bamba was called for a technical in the second quarter. ... Orlando was issued a technical in the fourth quarter for a second delay of game. ... Outrebounded the Thunder 49-36. ... F Bol Bol had four blocks. He entered the night ranked fourth in the league with 2.4 per game. He also had 13 points and 12 rebounds.

Thunder: G Josh Giddey had 10 assists in his return from an ankle injury. ... Rookie G Jalen Williams scored six points in his first career start. ... Gilgeous-Alexander missed a free throw after making his first 34 this season. He blew past the previous Thunder record of 23 set by Danilo Gallinari in 2019.


Magic: Host the Golden State Warriors on Thursday.

Thunder: Host the Denver Nuggets on Thursday.


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Updated November 1, 2022