Tobias Harris’ Dunk Stuns Thunder in Bumper NBA Friday Night

Tobias Harris Dunk

The Orlando Magic silenced Oklahoma City thanks to a Tobias Harris buzzer beating dunk, giving the Magic a 103-102 victory over the heavily backed Thunder.

Oklahoma had looked good value throughout the game, with Kevin Durant again scoring playing unbelievably over the first three quarters (29 points and 12 assists on the night), but Durant couldn’t keep his scoring touch in the final quarter, opening the door for a resolute Orlando side.

In the final moments, Durant missed a mid-range jump-shot, and Orlando ran the break, eventually ending with Harris throwing down a vicious dunk as time expired to give the Magic the win.

In the other games of the night, the Indiana Pacers topped the Portland Trailblazers, much in part to George Hill, who had a career-high 37 points in the game, which went to overtime, eventually ending 118-113.

David West also dropped 30 in Indiana’s 39th win of the season, giving them a 39-10 record so far this term.

Birthday boy Steve Nash, who turned 40 on the day of the game dropped a game high 19 points for the L.A. Lakers as they coasted past the Philadelphia 76ers, thanks to a great defensive fourth quarter from the Kobe-less Lakers.

Despite a 32 point, 10 assist night from John Wall, the Cleveland Cavaliers, who were without Luol Deng, crept by the Washington Wizards 115-113, behind a 24 point night from Dion Waiters.

Jared Sullinger led the way for the Boston Celtics against Sacramento, going for 31 points and 16 rebounds, with DeMarcus Cousins going for an identical point and rebound tally.Jared Sullinger and Demarcus Cousins

Andre Drummond grabbed 22 boards for Detroit, as they beat the Brooklyn Nets 111-95 at home, with Brandon Jennings showing out with 26 points and 9 assists.

Carmelo Anthony powered the New York Knicks past the Denver Nuggets in style, as the Knicks cruised to a 117-90 win, thanks to a 31 point night from Anthony.

Utah Jazz appear to be in full ‘tank’ mode now, as they lost yet again to the Dallas Mavericks, who were led by Monta Ellis, who managed 22 points on the night.

Anthony Davis proved his All-Star credentials after being selected after Kobe Bryant pulled out through injury with a 26 point and 10 assist double-double as the Pelicans topped the Timberwolves 98-91, despite another monster night from Kevin Love, who scored 26 and grabbed 19 rebounds.

Finally, the L.A. Clippers used a 36 point effort from Blake Griffin to comfortably beat the Toronto Raptors 118-105 to end the night’s NBA action.

Saturday night offers 7 games for us, with Portland @ Minnesota probably the closest looking contest of the evening. Other games include San Antonio taking on Charlotte, Memphis travelling to Atlanta, Detroit hosting Denver, Houston taking on Milwaukee, Phoenix welcoming Golden State and Miami travelling to the Utah Jazz.

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Luke Hatfield is the creator and editor of BouncyOrangeBall, with an extensive knowledge of the NBA and basketball in general.

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