Tuesday night’s game served as the NBA debut for Magic rookie guard Victor Oladipo, the No. 2 overall pick in last June’s NBA Draft. A former Indiana University star, Oladipo was cheered each time he got into the game by Hoosier fans. He didn’t start the game, but he checked into the game midway through the first quarter to a rousing ovation. And those cheers got even louder when Oladipo sank a 3 for his first professional points.

``You never know what to expect, but I’m blessed to be here and I thank God for it,’’ Oladipo said. ``It’s not all going to come to me overnight because I just got here and this is my first NBA game. It’s not all going to be perfect and all set in stone. I just have to be patient and keep growing.’’

Oladipo had a nice burst in the third quarter with a thunderous dunk off a turnover and two free throws to give Orlando a brief 58-57 lead. Oladipo finished with 12 points in 23 minutes off the bench.

``I’m still learning when to be aggressive and when I’m being too aggressive,’’ said Oladipo, who made four of 11 shots and three of five free throws. ``I’m just trying to learn when to pick my spots better. It was the first game, so it was just go, go, go, but as I go through the season I have to have a better pace out there.’’



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