Despite a early lead from the Orlando Magic, the Nets were able to slowly fight back a huge deficit (22 points) to tie the game in the 4th quarter. The Magic were able to win the game down the line with a few clutch plays such as Nicholson's clutch three-point play with about 30 seconds left on the clock.
After the jump, a few details from what I've seen from the Magic-Nets game.
Last year 2st round pick, Justin Harper, played a impressive game with 15 effective points against Al Thorton of the Brooklyn Nets. He seems to be better prepared for the toughness of the NBA and looked bigger. I'm expecting more minutes from last's years 6 minutes per game.
This year 1st round pick, Andrew Nicholson, had the most notable performance of the game. He racked up 24 points,12 rebounds, and 2 blocked shots. It should be noted that he collected 6 PF. Nice footwork.
Although he only racked 4 rebounds, Kyle O'Quinn also had a solid performance shooting 8-10 for 16 points.
DeAndre Liggins wasn't much of a contributor on the offensive side of the ball, tallying only 6 points with only 1 bucket and 4 FTs.
Malik Wayns, who was invited to participate with the Magic, did a great job taking care of the basketball and fitting his role ( 11 points, 10 assists, and only 3 TOs). If he continues playing solid minutes during the Summer League and potentially preseason he could "upset" Duhon for the backup point guard posistion.
Overall, the Magic's defense played with energy for most of what I've seen with a few errors here and there. Besides from the starting 5, no one from the bench excluding G Anderson stood out.
Although Marshon Brooks is not apart of the Orlando Magic, it should be noted that he had a terrible game even by the Net's standard.
How do you feel about our first and second year players?
Excited. (48 votes)
Decent. (15 votes)
Bad. (1 vote)
64 total votes