Found July 08, 2013 on Crossover Chronicles:
Crossover Chronicles' Philip Rossman-Reich will be at the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League all week. He will provide his thoughts on the day's action in this running post throughout the day. Oklahoma City Thunder 79, Orlando Magic 78 Jeremy Lamb had the ball in his hands in the final moment and pulled off a quick crossover to freeze Maurice Harkless. He then calmly drained a free-throw-line jumper over a fallen Harkless to give the Thunder a 79-78 victory over the Magic. Lamb had 11 points on 4-for-16 shooting, but made two critical baskets down the stretch as the Thunder came from behind for the win. Andrew Nicholson led the Magic with 19 points and Doron Lamb added 16 for the Magic. --Daniel Orton may come out of here as the most improved player of the teams here. The former first round pick has fought knee injuries that have kept him out of shape and out of the lineup. However, early on he showed a lot of aggression attacking the basket and threw...

Romero Osby trying to impress Magic with consistent effort

ORLANDO, Fla. Romero Osby doesnt have to look far this week at the Orlando Pro Summer League to see that players chosen in the middle to later portions of the second round of the NBA draft can stick around months later when the regular season begins. Two of his Orlando Magic teammates, Kyle OQuinn and Doron Lamb, are proof of that. So are Kim English and Khris Middleton of the...

Victor Oladipo a bright spot for Magic in summer debut

ORLANDO, Fla. On his first offensive possession Sunday as a member of the Orlando Magic, hours after signing his first professional contract, Victor Oladipo wasnt thinking in terms of shooting first. His deference to his teammates might have been understandable, considering he was the only starter for the Magics entry in the Orlando Pro Summer League not to be a member of team...

Jeremy Lamb, Thunder cross up Magic defense

Jeremy Lamb was not having a great shooting day for the Thunder. Confidence though is all about taking the next shot. And Lamb is not short on that. Even late in a game where his team was trailing for much of it -- in Summer League, no less -- and needed timely shooting to get there. The Thunder found their offense and Lamb found his shot in the end. Lamb blew by Victor Oladipo...

Victor Oladipo sings Michael Buble’s “Everything”

So far, the best highlight of the 2013 Orlando Summer League is this clip of Orlando Magic rookie Victor Oladipo singing Michael Buble’s “Everything” for the fine folks over at NBA TV: This isn’t the first time that Victor has belted a tune as you can see from the below clips:

Stan Van Gundy: It's possible I may never coach again

Stan Van Gundy has an NBA career winning percentage of .641. Thats better than what was put up by Pat Riley, Jerry Sloan, Don Nelson, Larry Brown, Lenny Wilkens, Chuck Daly and several other Hall of Fame coaches.He might not have to worry about ever falling behind any of those guys.Van Gundy, fired in May 2012 as coach of the Orlando Magic, sat out last year and in May told an Orlando...

Magic Wands: vs. Heat

Orlando, Fla. (1-1) vs. (1-1)    Time/TV: 5 p.m./NBATV Line: No Line Tickets: Closed to the Public Summer League Schedule: Sunday -- Magic 95, Celtics 88; Thunder 79, Magic 78; Tuesday vs. Heat; Thursday vs. Philadelphia; Friday is Championship Day   Pace Off. Rtg. Def. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% ...

Oklahoma City’s Kyle Kuric epically misses uncontested end-of-game lay-up against Magic

I have a sinking suspicion that Oklahoma City’s Kyle Kuric would like this end-of-game lay-up back against the Orlando Magic at the Orlando Summer League. As the Thunder lead by one with less than 7 seconds to play, Thunder guard Jeremy Lamb took the ball from Andrew Nicholson and threw it ahead to Kuric for the uncontested lay-up. That’s when Kuric blew his open lay-up and gave...

Victor Oladipo rises to occasion in Summer League debut

Victor Oladipo did not want to be the one to take the first shot. That is not who he is. As some joked after the game that he was a superstar he calmly said, "Not yet." When the game was truly on the line however, it was Oladipo the Magic needed to turn to and make a play. It may just be Summer League, but Oladipo seemed fine with that moment for the time being. ...

Oladipo With Good Floor Game In Orlando's 95-88 Win Over Celtics

The Orlando Magic defeated the Boston Celtics by a final score of 95-88 in Summer League play on Sunday. Victor Oladipo had 18 points, six rebounds, seven assists, five steals and six turnovers in 33 minutes. Maurice Harkless had 15 points and eight rebounds, while Romero Osby score 18. The Celtics were led by Kelly Olynyk's 25 points on 9-for-12 shooting and seven rebounds....

Celtics Begin Summer League Play Against the Host Magic

  vs  Boston Celtics (0-0) at Orlando Magic (0-0) Orlando Summer League Game 1 Sunday, July 7, 201311:00 AM ET The Celtics begin their Summer League play today at 11:00 vs the hometown Magic.   Players to watch for the Celtics will be several big men:   draft picks Kelly Olynyk and Colton Iverson along with last year's draft pick, Fab Melo and Shavlik Randolph.  ...

Magic Wands: vs. Celtics

Orlando, Fla. (0-0) vs. (0-0)    Time/TV: 11 a.m./NBATV Line: No Line Tickets: Closed to the Public Summer League Schedule: Sunday vs. Celtics; Monday vs. Thunder; Tuesday vs. Heat; Thursday vs. Philadelphia; Friday is Championship Day   Pace Off. Rtg. Def. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% ...

NBA Summer League: Monday Analysis

The best time of year for NBA fans continues, as the NBA Summer League's second day steals the spotlight from all the offseason hoopla. Well, maybe we're getting carried away a bit, but hey, actual basketball is being played! Thunder 97, Magic 98 Jeremy Lamb: Well, maybe Thunder fans should not feel too much better about the James Harden trade yet, but Lamb did sink...

Thunder Beat Pacers 76-68 As Buycks Has 13 Assists

The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Indiana Pacers 76-68 in Summer League play on Sunday. Dwight Buycks had 12 points and 13 assists, while Jeremy Lamb had 14 points and six rebounds. Grant Jerrett had 17 points on 6-for-9 shooting. Miles Plumlee had nine points, nine rebounds and six blocks. Orlando Johnson had 17 points, but shot just 4-for-13 from the floor.

Thunder Beat Magic 79-78

The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Orlando Magic by a final score of 79-78 in Summer League play on Monday. Daniel Orton had nine points and seven rebounds while Dwight Buycks had 11 points and five assists. Jeremy Lamb scored 11 points on 4-for-16 shooting. Victor Oladipo had 12 points on 2-for-12 shooting and five assists. Maurice Harkless had 14 points, five rebounds and three steals.
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