``I felt calm because I’ve been (playing point guard in training camp). Practice makes perfect,’’ Oladipo said. ``I’m just going to keep working on it. You have to work hard to be good at something. I’m just going to keep working and getting advice from the vets. I’m just looking forward to the next game.’’
The ending of the game featured some controversy as Orlando’s Tobias Harris drilled a jumper with 13 seconds remaining that should have been credited as a 3-pointer. Officials initially called the shot a two-pointer, then reviewed it, but stuck with the call even though video footage cleared showed Harris’ foot behind the 3-point stripe. Instead of drawing Orlando within 97-96, it was down two and had to foul.
``I thought it was a three. I was looking at the (replay) monitor that the refs were looking at and it was pretty close,’’ Harris said. ``When they played it on the big screen, I know a lot of the fans thought it was a three also. But that’s just how it goes sometimes.’’
A crowd of 9,274 fans – many of them dressed in Magic blue and white jerseys – attended the game. Hall of Famers Julius Erving, Rick Barry, George Gervin and Artis Gilmore attended the game and sat courtside. At one point in the fourth quarter, Erving gave Oladipo an appreciative nod, and he greeted the Magic rookie after the game.