Orlando Magic Move to 2-0 in Summer League


Mar 19, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Orlando Magic center Dewayne Dedmon (3) dunks against the Phoenix Suns during the second half at US Airways Center. The Suns won 109-93. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Orlando Magic remain unbeaten in the Summer League as they cruised past the Houston Rockets 87-69 Monday evening.

After turning in a disappointing performance in his first game, rookie Elfrid Payton gave Magic fans a glimpse of how good he can be as he had 12 points, nine assists and eight rebounds in over 28 minutes of action, and threw down this nice two-handed dunk


Dewayne Dedmon, Kadeem Batts and Seth Curry all scored in double digits for the Magic.

The Magic’s other two 2014 draft picks, Aaron Gordon and Devyn Marble, both had nine points.

Gordon was much more effective from the floor today, as he went 4-for-7, but missed both 3-pointers he attempted. He also pulled down seven boards.

Marble, on the other hand, struggled mightily as he went 1-for-9. However, he hit seven of nine free throw attempts and also had seven rebounds.

Victor Oladipo, who had a team high 18 points in the Magic’s 83-77 win over the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday, sat this game out.

The Magic are next in action on Tuesday at 3 p.m. when they play the Memphis Grizzlies, who are 1-1.