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Magic 77, 76ers 75: Orlando Closes Philly In First Double OT Game of Summer League

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Apr 26, 2012; Memphis, TN, USA;  Orlando Magic forward Justin Harper (32) shoots the ball during the first half against the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedEx Forum.  Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-US PRESSWIRE
Apr 26, 2012; Memphis, TN, USA; Orlando Magic forward Justin Harper (32) shoots the ball during the first half against the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedEx Forum. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-US PRESSWIRE

The Orlando Magic (2-2) closed out the Philadelphia 76ers (1-3) in the first double overtime game at Summer League, 77-75 on Thursday night.

Orlando allowed Philly to shoot 34.5% for the entire game. But the Sixers slowly creeped back as the Magic tossed away a 10 point lead at the near end of the fourth quarter.

Sophomore small forward Justin Harper logged in his first double-double for the summer league contributing a game-high 18 points and tying for a team-high 10 rebounds along side with rookie power forward Andrew Nicholson.

More notably, Harper knocked down one of his 3-point shots during the first overtime period and made a pair of free throws to help the Magic go into a second overtime.

During the second overtime, sophomore swingman DeAndre Liggins pump faked and hit a long two to give Orlando a two point edge. Point guard Kevin Anderson who started for Orlando tonight luckily made one of two free throws to help the Magic secure their win.

Four of Orlando's starters scored in double-digits (Harper 18, Kyle O'Quinn 11, DeAndre Liggins 11, Anderson 12).

Based on the three previous games, one would have expected Nicholson to have some type of offensive production. But that wasn't so much the case on Thursday night as he scored six points despite logging in 32 minutes.

Nicholson has been averaging 14.8 points and 7.5 rebounds per game while hitting 80-percent of his free-throws for the course of the Summer League.

Tomorrow marks the last day of the Orlando Summer League. The Magic will battle the Boston Celtics featuring Ohio State power forward Jared Sullinger and Syracuse big man Fab Melo at 10 AM.