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George: OKC's Big 3 are Being Officiated Differently

George: OKC's Big 3 are Being Officiated Differently

Patterson and Grant both played like they deserve some of Melo's minutes, Abrines did the thing where you find yourself thinking "well, maybeeee", and Paul George bounced back well and got some shots to fall.

However, much of that offense disappeared in the second half and when the Magic continued to struggle mightily on the defensive end of the floor, it proved to be a lethal combination for Orlando.

The Oklahoma City Thunder hosted the Orlando Magic on Monday night, and in a must-win game, their starting unit started out slow. "Their second unit just came in and did really well".

Oklahoma City will play their next three games on the road, beginning with the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. He's gotten fouled, and he's not getting to the line.

The Magic had one of their best stretches of basketball from February 5-8 when they won three straight games. The Magic have lost to NY and Philadelphia since the break for the NBA All-Star Game.

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PG does have a solid point, at least regarding their last game against the Orlando Magic, which resulted in a 112-105 win. Evan Fournier and Jonathon Simmons each scored 19 points and Aaron Gordon added 18 for Orlando. He has played in only 15 games this season, averaging 5.3 points on only 40.5 percent shooting from the floor and 3.7 rebounds.

Steven Adams scored 16 points and Russell Westbrook had eight points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for the Thunder. "We're just officiated differently, all three of us". Therefore, the disparity between the two teams wasn't significant. The Magic shot 59 percent from the floor, got 40 points from Gordon and toppled the Thunder 128-101 on November 29 at the Amway Center. Orlando will be off on Tuesday and then back in action on Wednesday when it hosts the Toronto Raptors - the only National Basketball Association team it has yet to face this season. Feeling those nerves again and getting reps at game speed when he eventually returns to game action on Wednesday at the Amway Center.

Orlando totaled 12 3-pointers in the game. Orlando actually did not have a field goal over the final 5:42 of the third period, causing it to lose the lead. "The main thing is just continue to be aggressive, continue to approach each game like I did the first half, but take it to another level".

The Magic led 62-61 at halftime after shooting 56 percent and making 8 of 14 3-pointers before the break.

Raymond Felton might be the best back-up point guard in Thunder history. Vucevic, meanwhile, drilled his first three 3-pointers of the game when Adams refused to come out on him.