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Recap: Magic Blue 75, Clippers 74 (OT)


John Denton, OrlandoMagic.com
Posted Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:10 PM - Updated Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:30 PM

Mario Hezonja, the fifth overall pick from last Thursday's NBA Draft, drilled a go-ahead 3-point shot with 12.9 seconds remaining that proved to be the winning points in Orlando's 75-74 overtime defeat of the Los Angeles Clippers in first-day action of the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League.

Known throughout Europe as a knock-down shooter and a player loaded with confidence, Hezonja took a pass from Devyn Marble on the left wing and never hesitated on the shot that put the Magic (1-0) into the lead for good. Hezonja, a native of Croatia who played in the Spanish League the past three seasons, finished with 12 points, two 3-pointers and two steals in nearly 24 minutes of action.

"This,'' Hezonja said with a broad smile after the game, "is the beginning of the journey.''

Hezonja's heroics backed up a stellar performance from second-year pro Aaron Gordon, who had 22 points, 18 rebounds and two blocked shots in 33 minutes. Gordon scored 10 straight points during one stretch of the first quarter to help the Magic jump out to an 18-2 lead in the opening minutes.

The Clippers (0-1) battled back behind Branden Dawson (14 points and 14 rebounds), C.J. Wilcox (13 points), Nate Wolters (12 points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals) and Jordan Hamilton (11 points). The Clippers appeared poise to win the game in regulation, surging ahead by five points before the Magic came storming back in the final 90 seconds. Hezonja connected on two free throws with 1:30 to play and Gordon had a difficult bank and a free throw to knot the game at 72-all and force overtime.

In the extra period, each team had just one basket, but the difference came on the 3-point shot by Hezonja. Knowing for having as much confidence as he does talent in his 6-foo-8, 218-pound frame, Hezonja welcomed getting the ball with the game on the line at the end of overtime.

Magic guard Elfrid Payton, who finished fourth in the Rookie of the Year voting this past season, had seven points and nine assists. Devyn Marble, whose rookie season was cut short by a detached retina injury, had 14 points, four 3-pointers and a steal in the final seconds as the Clippers were pushing the ball ahead in hopes of swiping the victory.

ORB
LAC
     
    • 38.0%

    • 43.8%

    • 34.4%

    • 31.2%

    • 43.5%

    • 41.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
ORB LAC
Total Rebounds 42 43
Offensive Rebounds 9 8
Turnovers 17 18
Fast Break Pts: 7 15
Biggest Lead: 16 5
Points in the Paint: 22 40
ORB LAC
p Gordon   22 Dawson   14
rb Gordon   18 Dawson   14
a Payton   9 Garrett   6
s Marble   6 Wolters   4
b 3 players   2 2 players   2
 
  • 07/04 - ORB 75 @ LAC 74
Orlando Blue (1-0)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Gordon F 32:53 8-18 2-5 4-10 +6 5 13 18 1 1 0 2 2 1 22
B. Davies F 20:03 3-5 0-1 1-1 +3 1 3 4 1 3 1 5 1 0 7
N. Egwu C 31:45 1-3 0-0 1-2 +8 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 2 1 3
D. Marble G 30:36 5-12 4-11 0-2 +6 0 3 3 3 1 6 2 0 0 14
E. Payton G 31:33 3-10 1-3 0-2 +5 1 1 2 9 2 1 5 0 2 7
D. Crawford   11:44 2-6 0-2 0-0 -5 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 4
T. Harvey   10:27 2-4 2-4 0-0 -4 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 6
M. Hezonja   23:53 3-8 2-5 4-6 -5 0 2 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 12
T. Thomas   09:22 0-2 0-0 0-0 -5 0 4 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
J. Morgan   07:43 0-3 0-1 0-0 -4 1 3 4 0 2 0 1 1 2 0
R. Broekhoff DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Coursey DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Sibert DNP - Coach's Decision
P. Siva DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Trawick DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Walker DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   210 27-71 11-32 10-23   9 33 42 16 16 10 17 8 7 75
  38.0% 34.4% 43.5%   team rebs: 14 total to: 18
Los Angeles Clippers (0-1)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Hamilton F 21:23 5-11 1-2 0-0 -7 1 3 4 2 2 0 0 0 2 11
R. White F 12:50 0-1 0-0 0-2 -6 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 1 1 0
Y. Moreira C 20:11 3-6 0-0 0-0 -11 1 4 5 0 0 1 0 2 2 6
C.J. Wilcox G 32:07 5-15 1-6 2-2 -6 0 5 5 1 1 3 3 1 2 13
N. Wolters G 32:21 6-15 0-3 0-0 -5 0 5 5 4 3 4 1 0 0 12
D. Garrett   19:32 1-3 0-0 0-0 +9 1 0 1 6 1 1 2 0 0 2
B. Dawson   26:38 6-13 0-1 2-3 +2 3 11 14 1 3 0 4 0 1 14
A. M'Baye   23:09 3-6 3-4 0-0 +9 0 3 3 2 4 1 3 1 0 9
L. McMorrow   21:49 3-3 0-0 1-5 +10 2 4 6 0 8 0 3 2 0 7
E. Griffin DNP - Coach's Decision
G. Johnson DNP - Coach's Decision
D.J. Newbill DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   210 32-73 5-16 5-12   8 35 43 18 23 10 18 7 8 74
  43.8% 31.2% 41.7%   team rebs: 6 total to: 19

inactive

  • Blue: --
  • Clippers: --

technical fouls

  • Blue: --
  • Clippers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 12
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: Amway Center, Orlando, FL
  • Officials: #76 Robert Felder, #70 Brent Barnaky, #80 Rusty Phillips
  • Attendance: -
  • Duration: 1:52
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
ORB
--
2
3
2-3
1-1
1-2
LAC
--
1
4
1-4
1-1
0-3
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
ORB
Gordon 21.7
Gordon 11.7
Payton 6.5
Gordon 1.7
Marble 2.6
LAC
3 players 14.0
Dawson 10.3
Garrett 3.4
Moreira 2.2
Newbill 2.8