Grades: Memphis Grizzlies 80, Orlando Magic 73 | Magic Basketball



Jul 08

Grades: Memphis Grizzlies 80, Orlando Magic 73


Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic


Memphis Grizzlies 80 Final
Recap | Box Score
73 Orlando Magic

Dewayne Dedmon
3-4 FG | 7-10 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 13 PTS | +1

For the second game in a row, Dedmon was a force on both ends of the court. He did the bulk of his damage offensively from the free-throw line and he also did a great job of using his length to contest shots on the defensive end. Luckily, players can’t foul out in Summer League, otherwise the Magic would’ve been in big trouble — Dedmon committed seven fouls in 20 minutes.

Victor Oladipo
4-12 FG | 1-2 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 11 PTS | -23

The Grizzlies’ game plan to slow Oladipo down was to send help on every pick-and-roll, go under screens to bait him into settling for jumpers, and funnel him into help defense when he put the ball on the floor. It worked. He struggled all game long and failed to get into any sort of rhythm, and the Magic struggled as a result.

Cameron Jones
4-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 3 AST | 10 PTS | +9

Cameron Jones was one of the few bright spots for the Magic in this game. He came off the bench at the midway point of the first quarter and gave them a big scoring boost right off the bat, putting together six quick points en route to a 13-4 run. While he failed to match that offensive production in the second-half, he was a pest defensively.

Devyn Marble
3-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 7 PTS | +4

Marble’s stats don’t jump off the page, but he gave the Magic some quality minutes. He brought a lot of energy defensively and flaunted his shooting stroke by nailing a trio of jumpers. At the very least, it’s a good sign that he bounced back after a miserable outing against the Houston Rockets by not forcing anything and just letting the game come to him.

Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis didn’t play a perfect game, but it was enough to give the Magic their first loss of Summer League. The Grizzlies hounded the guards all game long, forced turnovers and turned them into easy transition points, and had a response for every late basket the Magic had. Their leading scorer, Jordan Adams, had his worst game to date, scoring two points on 0-for-6 shooting, and they didn’t skip a beat.