At 10:00 AM, Thursday, June 6th, the Orlando Magic’s Orlando Summer League team tipped off a game against the Charlotte Hornets. Sometimes, one team scored, and sometimes the other team scored, but unfortunately the other team scored more than the Magic scored, so it looks like they won.
The Magic used some players, and some of those players did good things, like shoot the basketball into the hoop to get points. One of those players scored quite a few points! The problem was that some of the other team’s players scored even more points, which was bad.
There were some dunks. Dunks are cool!
There were parts of the game that were good, like when the Magic scored more points than the other team. If there were more good parts, the Magic could have won the game, but there were not enough of these good parts. Instead, there were more bad parts where the other team scored more than the Magic. One good idea would be making less of those bad parts so that there are more good parts.
One player to watch out for is the one who looks like he’s good at basketball, and hopefully he’ll play more good basketball for the Magic. There was another player who also is good at basketball, but maybe not quite as good or he’s kind of old or something, so we don’t care about him as much, but he’s still cool, I guess.
Also this other player!
Overall this week, the Magic did some good things this week playing basketball, but other times they did not do as many of these good basketball things. Hopefully they can learn how to play this good basketball more in the future.
(There wasn’t a whole lot to talk about this game, especially from the Magic’s point of view. They lost 86-78, and didn’t play a few of their more interesting players in Jonathan Isaac and Derrick Walton Jr.
Marcus Georges-Hunt continued to get buckets, once again leading the team with 18 points, including 7-9 free throws. Josh Gray had his best day of the week with 14 points off the bench.
Orlando fell behind early and struggled to score efficiently thanks to their poor long-range shooting. They mounted a late comeback effort to tie the game in the fourth quarter, but ultimately fell short after one more burst by the Hornets to close the game out. In particular, they were torched by Dwayne Bacon the whole game, who tallied 29 points on 11-20 shooting.
This wraps up Orlando’s summer league, and now they’ll turn to free agency before training camp approaches.)