LAS VEGAS – The Orlando Magic took an 18-point lead in less than five minutes in their NBA Summer League regulation against the Sacramento Kings on Saturday.
He achieved this victory – after some extremely wild incidents.
Emmanuel Terry no. 1 Pic Paolo Banchero’s pass gave Magic a 94-92 victory in sudden-death overtime and completed the game with a last-minute all-around.
“It’s a game I’ll probably never forget,” said Magic Summer coach Jesse Marmois.
For a good cause. Sacramento closed the regulation at 23-5, scoring their last six goals in the final 5.1 seconds to force overtime on a pair of 3-pointers.
The fun had just begun.
Keon Ellis led Sacramento to 92-89, banking in a 3-pointer with 22 seconds in the first 2 minutes of overtime. But the Kings fouled Devin Kennedy in 6.2 seconds and equalized with three free throws.
Alice missed a small jumper to the left in the OT, and Candy jumped to the side of the nearly 60-foot rim to win the game. So the teams were sent a second overtime, sudden death, winning the first score.
Banchero had previously been called in for a foul in Sacramento’s possession and the Kings would have crossed over to shoot a free throw – but after a lengthy review, the call was canceled. Orlando got the ball, Banchero looked at Terry and Magic got their winner.
“It was one of the funniest games I’ve ever played,” Candy said. “I’ve played NCAA in our name, of course I’ve played in NBA games, but it was pure basketball.”
Banchero scored 23 points for Magic and had six rebounds, six assists and four steals. Admiral Schofield scored 14 points for Orlando.
Nimias Quetta leads Sacramento with 23 points. 4 Pick Keegan Murray scored 20 points and nine rebounds. To give Sacramento a chance, Quetta hit the first 3-pointer in the final moments of regulation and Murray equalized with two-tenths of a second.
The Associated Press contributed to the story.