The most emotional single play of the Orlando Magic's last two seasons started when a rookie outhustled two Oklahoma City Thunder players for a loose ball.

With the Magic trailing by a point, Kevin Durant missed a long jumper that careened off the back of the rim with 6.1 seconds left. Victor Oladipo knew — just knew — he had to gather the rebound. He outraced Thabo Sefolosha and Reggie Jackson and collected the ball just inside the 3-point arc on his own end with 4.5 seconds remaining.

Oladipo sprinted down the court on a three-on-one fastbreak and passed to his left to Maurice Harkless, who passed the ball backward to the trailer, Tobias Harris.

Harris dunked it with one-tenth of a second left. Time expired. Magic players streamed onto the court. Kyle O'Quinn sprinted from the bench, screaming with his mouth wide open and chest-bumped Harris. Nik Vucevic chest-bumped Harris. And Glen Davis bear-hugged Harris and didn't let go.

The Magic stunned the Thunder 103-102 on a wild improbable play in which the basketball resembled a pinball zigzagging from one bumper off another. The announced crowd of 15,595 inside Amway Center roared.

"This was kind of surreal," Harris said.

The Magic trailed by 17 points midway through the second quarter and by eight points to begin the fourth quarter, but they recovered and beat one of the NBA's elite teams.

"Very emotional," said Oladipo, who played the entire fourth quarter instead of veteran Jameer Nelson.

"This team, man, we were going through a lot, you know? We're losing a lot of games. We've lost a lot of games. It's tough, man. We're a talented group of guys, and it seemed like we were struggling to get a win. Coming together today and just playing together and grinding out this win against one of the best teams in the league, it's big for us."

The Magic have won a total of 35 games since the start of last season.

With the likely exception of the victory over Dwight Howard's Los Angeles Lakers on Dec. 2, 2011, Friday's win topped them all.

"I don't even think I've ever seen a dunk game-winner with no time on the clock," shooting guard Arron Afflalo said. "That's kind of hard to do even if you tried to set it up."

Thunder coach Scott Brooks said: "They played to literally the last tenth of a second."

And, in the process, the Magic (15-37) shocked the Thunder (40-12).

Durant finished with 29 points and 12 assists.

Still, Durant made only one of his seven shot attempts in the fourth quarter. Magic coach Jacque Vaughn assigned Harkless to guard Durant throughout the quarter.

“I told Coach I wanted to guard him,” Harkless said. “He trusted me at the end of the game, and it worked out.”

Harkless was guarding Durant on Oklahoma City’s final possession. The Thunder ran a pick-and-roll with Sefolosha setting the screen, and Vucevic stepped up to block Durant’s path to the hoop. Durant launched a shot —the shot that hit off the back of the rim.