Oladipo contributed 37 points (13-19 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 8-8 FT), seven rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one block in 41 minutes during the Magic's 117-114 loss to the Thunder on Wednesday. Oladipo's previous season-high was 29 points, which he scored in a loss to the Hornets on Jan. 22. Over the last five games, he is averaging 19.2 points on 48 percent from the field, 4.4 assists, 3.8 rebounds, two steals, and 0.2 blocks in 32 minutes per appearance. The Magic suffered yet another close defeat on Wednesday, but at least Oladipo is beginning to find his groove after a very up-and-down campaign thus far.
Oladipo came through with 19 points (6-16 FG, 6-6 FT, 1-4 3Pt), seven assists, five steals and three boards in a team-high 35 minutes during Monday's loss to the Spurs. The third-year pro delivered one of his best all-around performances of the campaign Monday, as he set a new season-high in swipes while dishing out seven assists for the first time since late November. Oladipo has won back his starting spot after moving to and from the bench earlier and the season, and he has responded with averages of 16.6 points 4.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.5 steals over the last month.
Oladipo scored a team-high 29 points (11-19 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding four rebounds, three assists and a steal in 42 minutes during Friday's overtime loss to the Hornets. He looked none the worse for wear after missing the previous two games with a minor knee injury. Oladipo is having an impressive January despite the injury, averaging 19.6 points, 4.4 boards, 3.9 assists, 3.1 threes and 1.8 steals in eight games while shooting 50.4 percent from the floor, 58.1 percent from three-point range and 88.9 percent from the free throw line. He's highly unlikely to maintain that kind of efficiency, however, so be prepared for a correction.
Oladipo will start Friday's game against the Hornets, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reports. After missing the last two games, Oladipo will return to the starting five, as Orlando shifts both Channing Frye and Evan Fournier to the bench. Aaron Gordon will get the nod at power forward, while Tobias Harris and Nik Vucevic remain at power forward and center, respectively. In Oladipo's last game, an overtime loss to the Raptors in London last Thursday, he scored 27 points to go with six rebounds and six assists in 45 minutes.
Oladipo (knee) is expected to play in Friday's matchup with the Hornets, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. Oladipo has missed his last two games with a sprained knee, but after taking part in practice Thursday, he's now been cleared to play Friday. Elfrid Payton has been running with the starters in his place and is coming off an impressive performance Wednesday where he posted 21 points, six rebounds and 10 assists. With that being said, it remains to be seen which player coach Scott Skiles will go with as the starter at point guard moving forward. We should see an update as tip-off gets closer.
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