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NBA Summer League 2014: Magic fend off Pistons to claim fifth place in Orlando Pro Summer League

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A balanced Magic squad upset the Pistons on Friday in its Orlando Pro Summer League finale.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Victor Oladipo
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Victor Oladipo
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The Orlando Magic claimed fifth place in the 2014 Orlando Pro Summer League on Friday, upsetting the Detroit Pistons by a 96-87 final score. Five Orlando players reached double-figures as Victor Oladipo led the way with 22 points in 30 minutes. Elfrid Payton, his mate in the Magic's starting backcourt, added 18 points, four rebounds, eight assists, and four steals. Fellow rookie Devyn Marble made his first start of the week and scored 16 points, with two three-pointers.

Because many of their players had left to join other teams' Summer League squads in Las Vegas, Orlando had just eight men in uniform Friday. The Pistons had nine. Due to the dearth of available players, the Magic had to shift Aaron Gordon to center. He responded by tallying 12 points five rebounds, and three assists despite playing primarily at small forward throughout the week.

Edgewater High product Kendrick Perry made his Magic début and impressed for his hometown team, scoring eight points on 3-of-3 shooting from the floor and a 2-of-2 showing at the foul line.

Former Magic swingman DeAndre Liggins led Detroit with 20 points and seven assists as its shorthandedness forced him to play the point. Justin Harper, another former Orlando player, tallied 16 points and eight boards off the Pistons' bench.

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