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. - Theres no question the Oklahoma City Thunder have had their struggles at times on the road this season.Their performance against the Magic could be a big step in changing that.Kevin Durant had 21 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, and Oklahoma City ran past Orlando 127-99 on Sunday night.Russell Westbrook finished with 17 points and six assists, and Serge Ibaka and Dion Waiters each added 16 points.The Thunder never trailed, and led by 38 on their way to snapping a four-game road losing streak. They also shot 57 per cent in the first of five road games in nine nights.We started the game with a lot of energy, a lot of effort, the defence was good and we passed the ball really well tonight, Durant said. Everybody touched the ball. ... We were aggressive attacking the rim and we found the open jump-shooters. We cant look too far down the road; were always worried about today.Victor Oladipo led Orlando with 23 points. Elfrid Payton added 19 points and eight assists.The Magic gave up a franchise-record 79 first-half points on their way to dropping their second straight game. The Thunder were also the sixth consecutive opponent to score 100 or more points against them.The Magic appeared to be finding an offensive identity last week when they embraced an up-tempo style and picked up wins over Chicago and Houston.But the Thunder stunted that growth Sunday, scoring the games first 13 points, and connecting on 25 of their first 32 field goals on the way to building the 38-point lead in the first half. Their field-goal percentage didnt fall below 70 per cent until the third quarter.I thought overall they just gave us an early punch, Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said.Oklahoma City also spread around the ball, getting assists on 18 of 32 field goals. Four players reached double figures in the opening 24 minutes, led by Durants 16.Orlando didnt help itself with 10 first-half turnovers that led to 13 Oklahoma City points.One of the few positives for the Magic was the return of rookie forward Aaron Gordon after a 31-game absence with a fractured left foot.But he played sparingly, keeping with coach Jacque Vaughns desire not to have him matched up too much defensively with Durant in his first game back. Gordon finished with eight points in 12 minutes.We did shoot extremely well, and we did play one of our best offensive games weve had all year. We were clicking on all cylinders this time, Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. We havent played well in our last three road games, but we came out with a road-trip mentality.___TIP-INSThunder: The 79 points in the first half is the most the Thunder have scored in a half since the franchise moved to Oklahoma City. The old record was 74 on March 24, 2010 against Houston. ... The Thunder shot 16 of 21 (76 per cent) from the field in the second quarter. ... Durant and Westbrook were both whistled for technical fouls in the third quarter. It was the 10th of the season for Westbrook and third for Durant.Magic: Orlando is now 5-17 when an opponent scores 100 or more points. ... C Nik Vucevic received his second technical foul of the season in the third quarter. ... The old record for points scored by an opponent in a half was 78 by Houston on April 8, 1990. ... F Tobias Harris sat out for the fifth straight game with sprained left ankle.UP NEXTThunder: At Miami on Tuesday.Magic: At Detroit on Wednesday.___Follow Kyle Hightower on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/khightower Justin Anderson Mavericks Jersey
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. The teams all-time leading scorer, DeRo has won everything there is to win in MLS.Peter Budajs exit from Montreal came by request. The 32-year-old Slovak netminder was dealt to the Winnipeg Jets Sunday, handing the Canadiens back-up job to Dustin Tokarski. However, Budajs agent Rolland Hedges confirmed to RDS that the former Habs back-up requested a trade out of Montreal after the teams Eastern Conference Final loss to the New York Rangers. In an interview with RDS, Hedges stated that he believes the move to Winnipeg will benefit his client. Its a good opportunity for Peter, Hedges told RDS Sunday. Peter just wanted to go to a team that wanted him. Budaj appeared in 24 games for the Canadiens in 2013-14, going 10-8-3 with a .909 save percentage and a 2.51 save percentage. However, when starter Carey Price went down in Game 1 of the Conference Final, head coach Michel Therrien ultimately gave the crease to Dustin Tokarski, who saw just three games with the Canadiens during the regular season. Budaj wouldd finish Game 1, saving five of eight shots in the third period, but it was Tokarski that would play the rest of the series. Steve Nash Jersey
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