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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Serge Ibaka showed the Thunder the best of what they let go. Zdeno Chara Bruins Jersey .The forward, traded from Oklahoma City to Orlando in the offseason, hit a baseline jumper with less than a second remaining to give the Magic a 119-117 win over Russell Westbrook and the Thunder on Sunday night.Coach called my name, and I was ready, Ibaka said. I work on my shot every night and every summer, so I was just ready to make a play.Though he enjoyed his time with the Thunder and respects the organization and the fans, he said it was an emotional day and it was important for him to play well. He scored a career-high 31 points and added nine rebounds and four blocks.Im not going to lie to you, it feels good, he said.With the score tied in the final minute, Westbrook missed a pull-up jumper, and Orlando rebounded and called timeout with 11 seconds remaining to set up Ibakas winner with 0.4 seconds left. Ibaka pump-faked Steven Adams, got him to bite, then drained the shot.He had a special performance, Magic coach Frank Vogel said. A night Im sure hell remember for the rest of his career.Ibaka was cheered loudly during pregame introductions. He acknowledged the fans by twice raising both arms to the sky.It shows that the people still love me, and I respect that and appreciate that a lot, he said.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.We were playing too slow, he said. The faster we play, the harder it is to guard us, especially when we get the ball moving.Elfrid Payton scored 23 points and Evan Fournier added 21 for the Magic, who snapped a three-game losing streak.It was the third straight home loss for the Thunder after a 6-1 start.Weve got a lot we need to work on and continue to work on, and all these guys are working, are trying, are really giving good effort, Thunder coach Billy Donovan said.Oklahoma Citys Victor Oladipo, who came to the Thunder in the Ibaka deal, scored 12 points.The Magic led by 21 in the second quarter and were up 57-47 at halftime. Ibaka scored 19 points before the break to match Westbrooks 19 points.The Thunder rallied late in the third quarter. A putback by Enes Kanter with 1:35 left in the third quarter tied the game at 80. Oklahoma City led 84-82 heading into the fourth quarter.After Ibakas shot with 0.4 seconds left, Nick Collison and Westbrook couldnt connect on a lob near the basket.---TIP-INSMagic: Ibaka had 13 points, six rebounds and four blocks in the first quarter. ... Payton finished one point short of his career high. ... Jeff Green, another former Thunder player, scored 11 points.Thunder: Oklahoma City made 6 of 25 shots in the first quarter and missed all eight of its 3-pointers to fall behind 27-13. ... The Thunder made 14 of 21 shots in the third quarter and outscored the Magic 37-25. ... Domantas Sabonis, also acquired in the Ibaka deal, started and scored three points on 1-for-6 shooting.STAT LINESOrlando made 11 of 24 3-pointers, while Oklahoma City made just 7 of 25.QUOTABLEIbaka, on finding the visiting locker room: This is my first time to be here, he said. I havent been here before. I was walking here, and I didnt know which door. They had to show me every time. It feels kind of weird.UP NEXTThe Magic play at Vogels former team, the Indiana Pacers, on Monday.The Thunder play at the Detroit Pistons on Monday.---Follow Cliff Brunt on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CliffBruntAP. David Backes Jersey . -- Ken Appleby made 32 saves for his first shutout of the season to lead the Oshawa Generals to a 2-0 win over the Belleville Bulls on Wednesday in Ontario Hockey League action. Bobby Orr Bruins Jersey . Those lessons were more than enough to overwhelm the Utah Jazz. Lou Williams scored 25 points and the Hawks continued their offensive upswing as they rolled to an easy 118-85 victory over the Jazz on Friday night, winning their third straight and for the fourth time in five games. http://www.authenticbruinsnhlhockey.com/ray-bourque-jersey/ . -- About a third of the way through the regular season, the Washington Wizards are at . A host of injured Western Bulldogs players are pushing their cases for selection in Thursday nights AFL elimination final against West Coast.The Dogs held a closed training session at Whitten Oval on Monday with Tom Liberatore (ankle), Jack Macrae (hamstring), Easton Wood (ankle) and Tom Boyd (ankle) all taking part.According to veteran defender Dale Morris, the side stands to benefit more than any other from the AFLs contentious bye round given their well-documented struggles with injury late in the season. Kevan Miller Jersey. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '