The Magic have only 15 wins on the season after Friday night. The wins are fe wand far between and need to be cherished when they happen.
A 103-102 win against the 40-win Thunder is one that should be celebrated in the halls of Amway Center. Then again, you never know when a game will end like this:
It was inconceivable that:
a) Kevin Durant would miss that shot and go 1 for 7 in the fourth quarter.
b) Victor Oladipo would track down that rebound between two Thunder defenders and race down the court with so little time remaining to find an open Maurice Harkless for what should have been an easy lay up.
It's just a gutsy play. We came together. We played well. It didn't matter who was out there. Everybody was supporting each other. When you came in, everybody was ready to play and we just have to be consistent with that every day.
c) Harkless would pass the ball inexplicably to the streaking Tobias Harris.
Harkless said he thought there was more time on the clock and he felt he was too far underneath the basket. Giving it to Harris seemed to be the easier shot to him.
d) Harris would beat the final game buzzer and stuff down a thunderous jam to give Orlando an emotional win.
"I had seen Victor get the steal and I just wanted be down there whether or not he shot a layup or if he made it, missed it, to congratulate him, to hit a tip in, or anything. He kicked it to Moe and I just kept running. Moe had seen me and my whole momentum was to just get it in the rim. I know there wasn't a lot of time but I got it in there quick enough."
That was enough. No congratulations were necessary.