The Orlando Magic fell to 0-2 in the preseason Friday night after their 110-105 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. One bright spot in the loss was the play of second overall NBA Draft choice Victor Oladipo, who led the Magic with 18 points and eight rebounds off the bench. He also made this key basket to end the third quarter, giving Orlando a lead.
In the video, embedded above, Oladipo calls off a Nikola Vucevic screen in order to take Jarrett Jack one-on-one. The point guard attacks Jack from the top of the arc, crosses to his left hand, takes two power dribbles into the lane, and then pulls up for an off-balance jumper just outside the restricted half-circle.
The shot found nothing but the bottom of the net and put the Magic ahead, 86-84, although a subsequent referee review of a Cleveland basket ultimately added one point to the visitors' total.
Through two preseason games, Oladipo is averaging 14 points, 6.5 rebounds, six assists, and two steals on 50 percent shooting from the floor.
Video via YouTube user NBAshowtimeHD2.