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Wrap up and Box Score for Thunder's 1st Summer League Game

Magic Fall to Thunder on Day One
  By Dan Dugger

ORLANDO -- On the first day of the 2009 Orlando Pro Summer League, the Magic were topped, 88-77, by the Oklahoma City Thunder, a squad featuring six players who were once first-round picks in their respective NBA Drafts.

Oklahoma City was led by second-year guard Russell Westbrook, who recorded 22 points, 16 of which came at the free throw line. James Harden, the third selection of June�s NBA Draft, chipped in 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting.

Orlando, which trailed 15-2 early in the second quarter, responded to cut the Thunder�s lead to four, 36-32, at the half.

Guards Maurice Ager and Jeremy Richardson combined for 20 of Orlando�s first-half points. Richardson finished with 18 points and pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds.

Catalyzed by newcomer Ryan Anderson, the Magic bounced back early in the second half, tying the game at 42 courtesy of an Anderson 3-pointer at the 6:26 mark of the third quarter.

�I�m a guy that can step out and shoot the ball, spread the defense and rebound the ball pretty well,� said Anderson, who along with Ager, played last season with the New Jersey Nets. �There�s a lot I need to build on, there�s a lot I can improve on.�

Anderson, who came over with Vince Carter in last month's five-player deal, finished with a team-high 21 points (13 in the third) to go along with seven rebounds.



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