Top pick Banchero, Magic beat Kings 94-92 in sudden death

Emanuel Terry’s layup from a pass by No. 1 Paolo Banchero gave the Magic a 94-92 win in sudden death overtime and capped off a frantic finish.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Orlando Magic leads Saturday by 18 points and with less than five minutes left in the NBA Summer League against the Sacramento Kings and is on track for a win.

In the end they got that win – after some very wild events on the track.

Emanuel Terry’s layup from a pass by No. 1 Paolo Banchero gave the Magic a 94-92 win in sudden death overtime, capping a frantic end to a game that had a bit of everything in the dying moments.

“It’s a game I’ll probably never forget,” said Magic Summer Coach Jesse Mermuys.

For good reason. Sacramento finished the rules with a 23-5 run and clinched the last six of those points in the final 5.1 seconds with a pair of 3-pointers to force overtime.

The fun was just beginning.

Keon Ellis used a 3-pointer with 22 seconds left in the first 2-minute overtime to give Sacramento a 92-89 lead. But the Kings fouled Devin Cannady with 6.2 seconds left, and he wiped all three free throws to even it out.

Ellis missed a short jumper with a second left at TDC, and Cannady nearly won the game there with a 60-foot lever that bounced off the rim. That sent the teams into a second overtime, sudden death, first score wins.

Banchero was called out for a foul on Sacramento’s first possession and the Kings would have gone to the line to shoot free throws — but after a lengthy review, the decision was overturned. Orlando got the ball, Banchero found Terry low, and the Magic clinched their winner.

“It was one of the funnest games I’ve ever been in,” said Cannady. “I played in the NCAA tournament, of course I played in NBA games, but that was basketball at its purest.”

Banchero scored 23 points for the Magic and had six rebounds, six assists, and four steals. Admiral Schofield scored 14 points for Orlando.

Neemias Queta has surpassed Sacramento with 23 points. Keegan Murray, the No. 4, scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Queta hit the first 3-pointer in the final moments of regulation to give Sacramento a chance and Murray equalized with two tenths of a second to go.

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