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Nikola Vučević scores six points in NBA Africa Game

The Magic big man came off the bench for Team World in the first NBA game played on the African continent.

Nik Vučević
Nik Vučević
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Saturday evening, Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic helped the NBA make history as one of 20 players to take part in the NBA Africa Game, the first NBA exhibition played on African soil. Vučević, a Montenegrin, scored six points and hauled in seven boards as Team World edged Team Africa by a 101-97 final. Vučević tallied those numbers in just 19 minutes, the second-fewest of any player on Team World.

Vučević wasn't the only Magic man on Team World: Keon Weise, Orlando's athletic trainer, served Team World in that capacity.

In a losing effort, Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 22 points to lead all players. Al-Farouq Aminu, also playing for Team Africa, posted a game-best 15 rebounds.

NBA legends Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo made cameos for Team Africa: Olajuwon, now 52, scored two points--with a signature Dream Shake over Vučević, it bears noting--in two minutes. Mutombo, 49, played three minutes and hauled in three boards.

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