The best Banchero selection, Magic defeated Kings 94-92 in sudden death

LAS VEGAS – The Orlando Magic led by 18 points with five minutes to go until the end of their NBA Summer League against the Sacramento Kings on Saturday, on the road to victory.

They ended up getting that win, after some very wild events on the stretch.

Emanuel Terry’s throw to a pass from the No. 1 pick Paolo Banchero gave the Magic a 94-92 victory in the overtime overtime, frantically ending a game that had a bit of everything in the final moments.

“That’s a game I’ll probably never, ever forget,” Magic summer coach Jesse Mermuys said.

Rightly so. Sacramento closed the regulation in a 23-5 run, scoring the last six of those points in the final 5.1 seconds with a pair of triples to force overtime.

The fun was just beginning.

Keon Ellis made a triple with 22 seconds left in overtime for the first 2 minutes, which put Sacramento 92-89. But the Kings committed a foul on Devin Cannady with 6.2 seconds left in the final, and made all three free throws to tie.


Ellis missed a short jump when there was a second left in OT, and Cannady almost won the game there with a 60-foot jump that bounced off the edge. That sent the teams to a second overtime, the sudden death, the victories of the first marker.

Banchero was called up for a foul on Sacramento’s first possession and the Kings would have gone to the line to throw free throws, but after a lengthy review, the call was canceled. Orlando got the ball, Banchero found Terry down and the Magic got their winner.

“This was one of the most fun games I’ve been a part of,” Cannady said. “I played in the NCAA Tournament, I obviously played in NBA games, but this was pure basketball.”

Banchero scored 23 points for the Magic and had six rebounds, six assists and four steals. Admiral Schofield scored 14 points for Orlando.

Neemias Queta beat Sacramento by 23 points. Keegan Murray, No. 4, scored 20 points and picked up nine rebounds. Queta hit the first triple in the final moments of regulation to give Sacramento a chance, and Murray made the tie with two tenths of a second left.


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Armoni Brooks made five triples and scored 25 points, Delano Banton added 21 and Toronto got a win over Philadelphia.

Christian Koloko, the Raptors ’only pick in this year’s draft, added 12 points and seven rebounds. The 33rd overall pick added three steals and three blocks.

Isaiah Joe buried 7 of 9 shots from the 3-point range, scoring 24 points to beat the Sixers.


Mychal Mulder scored 23 points to help Miami beat Boston.

Mulder made 5 of 8 shots from the 3-point range for the Heat. Serbian Nikola Jovic, the No. 27 pick and Miami’s only pick in the draft, missed two free throws and his only shot attempt. He caught four rebounds in just under 14 minutes of action.

Matt Ryan outscored Boston by 15 points, and Mfiondu Kabengele had 14. JD Davison, the Celtics ’only draft pick (53º overall), finished with 10 points, six rebounds and six assists.



Isaiah Livers scored 20 points in Detroit’s win over Washington.

Jalen Duren, the 13th overall pick the Pistons acquired in an exchange with Charlotte during draft day, had 13 points and six rebounds. Jaden Ivey, the fifth overall pick, scored 11 points in just over five minutes of action before leaving because of a sprained right ankle.

Jordan Schakel had 24 points and Jordan Goodwin had 20 to beat Washington. Johnny Davis, the tenth overall pick, finished with six points and five rebounds.


Jared Butler had 15 points and seven assists to lead Utah against Atlanta.

Kofi Cockburn added 13 rebounds and six points for the Jazz.

Chaundee Brown Jr. scored 15 points to lead Atlanta. Justin Tillman added 12. AJ Griffin, the Hawks ’top pick at No. 16, didn’t play.


General No. 17 Tari Eason made the second of two free throws with 4.1 seconds left and Houston held on to Oklahoma City.


The season ended with 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Rockets. The third overall pick, Jabari Smith, had 12 points, nine rebounds and four steals. Josh Christopher had 19 points, nine rebounds and five assists.

Jalen Williams, one of the three teams in the first round of the OKC draft, led the Thunder with 15 points. The second overall pick, Chet Holmgren, had 12 points, eight rebounds and four blocks. Ousmane Dieng, the eleventh absolute selection acquired in an exchange with the Knicks, added 10 points and six rebounds.


Reggie Perry had 17 points and Brandon Boston Jr. scored 15 to lead Los Angeles to Memphis.

Second-round Moussa Diabate, the Clippers ’only pick in the draft, had 10 points and six rebounds.

Kenneth Lofton Jr. overtook Memphis with 18 points. David Roddy of the first round had 10.


Trendon Watford had 17 points, 11 rebounds and five assists to beat New Orleans to Portland.


Jabari Walker of the second round finished with 12 points and five rebounds for the Trail Blazers.

Trey Murphy III had 23 points, eight rebounds and four steals for the Pelicans. Dyson Daniels, No. 8 overall, missed his five shots and 1 of 2 free throws. Second round player EJ Liddell scored two points on a 1 of 6 shot.


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