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Magic's Ibaka sinks old team with buzzer-beater

OKLAHOMA CITY — Serge Ibaka's baseline jumper with less than a second left gave the Magic a 119-117 win over Russell Westbrook and the Thunder on Sunday night.

Ibaka, who was acquired from Oklahoma City in the offseason, had a career-high 31 points and added nine rebounds and four blocks.

With the score tied in the final minute, Westbrook missed a pull-up jumper. The Magic rebounded and called timeout with 11 seconds left to set up Ibaka's winner with 0.4 seconds left.

Westbrook finished with 41 points, 16 assists and 12 rebounds for his third triple double of the season and 40th of his career. The Thunder had won 20 straight when Westbrook tallied a triple double.

Elfrid Payton scored 23 and Evan Fournier 21 for the Magic, which snapped a three-game losing streak. The Thunder lost its third straight, all at home, after a 6-1 start.

Victor Oladipo, who went to the Thunder in the Ibaka deal, scored 12.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Klay Thompson hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 4:31 left and another with 3:13 left while scoring a season-high 30 as the host Warriors held off the Suns 133-120. … LeBron James, Cleveland's only starter on the floor in the fourth quarter, scored 11 of his 19 in the fourth, and the host Cavaliers rallied for a 100-93 victory over the Hornets. … Andrew Wiggins had a career-high 47 points, equaling the entire Lakers starting lineup, to lead the host Timberwolves to a 125-99 victory.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: Knicks guard Brandon Jennings was fined $15,000 by the league for directing inappropriate language toward a referee Friday.

Magic's Ibaka sinks old team with buzzer-beater 11/13/16 [Last modified: Sunday, November 13, 2016 10:55pm]
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