The Orlando Magic used a 14-0 run in the third quarter Friday top ignite their 114-105 win against the Los Angeles Lakers, and one play from that run stands out in particular. Video of it is embedded in this post.
With the score knotted at 80, Magic rookie Victor Oladipo rebounds a Nick Young miss and pushes the ball up the middle of the floor. He plays hot potato with Arron Afflalo, who immediately pings the ball back to the Indiana product. Oladipo then throws a one-handed, between-the-legs pas to a trailing Tobias Harris, who lays the ball in while absorbing contact from Kendall Marshall.
Harris would complete the three-point play to stake the Magic to a lead they'd never relinquish. He finished with 28 points and a career-best 20 rebounds.
"If Tobias hadn't caught that pass, I would probably be sittin' right next to Coach," Oladipo said after the game. "He woulda been in my ear, talkin' about, 'Make the easy play. Make the easy play.'"
Oladipo didn't make the easy play in that instance, but it's hard to argue with the result.
Video via the NBA's official YouTube channel.