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Nembhard, Mobley lead Cavs past Hawks 94-90 in Summer League

Jul. 17, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — RJ Nembhard Jr. had 16 points and six assists, Isaiah Mobley added 15 points and 10 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers held off the Atlanta Hawks 94-90 on Saturday in the NBA Summer League. Mobley, a second-round pick in this year's draft, grabbed six rebounds...

Banchero's Summer League is over; Jefferson grabs a whistle

Jul. 12, 2022 02:07 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paolo Banchero showed the Orlando Magic plenty in his two Summer League contests. And the Magic decided that was enough. The No. 1 pick is getting the rest of summer league off, after averaging 20 points, six assists and five rebounds in his two...

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

Jul. 10, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Orlando Magic led by 18 points with less than five minutes left in regulation of their NBA Summer League against the Sacramento Kings on Saturday, well on their way to a victory. They wound up getting that win — after some very wild events down the stretch. ...

Banchero, Magic top Smith, Rockets in NBA Summer League

Jul. 08, 2022 02:46 AM EDT

Paolo Banchero, the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, scored 13 of his 17 points in the first half, Caleb Houstan had 20 and the Orlando Magic breezed to a 91-77 victory over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night to open play in the Las Vegas Summer League. Banchero hit his first three...

Analysis: Banchero's summer debut was a smashing success

Jul. 08, 2022 00:55 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Here’s what happened in the first few seconds of this year’s NBA Summer League: Amid the squeaking of sneakers, and the noise generated by the people filling just about every lower-bowl seat in the arena, one voice could still be clearly heard. That voice...

All eyes on Banchero, as NBA Summer League is set to open

Jul. 06, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In Las Vegas, there’s always a big show happening. Welcome to the stage, Paolo Banchero. He’s about to have his opening night. NBA Summer League starts Thursday in Las Vegas, with Banchero — the now-former Duke star forward who was the No. 1...

Three early Harlem Globetrotter alums get Hall of Fame call

Jun. 29, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass (AP) — Harlem Globetrotters alums Inman Jackson, Wyatt “Sonny” Boswell and Albert “Runt” Pullins will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame along with the Class of 2022. The three were added by the Early African-American Pioneer...

Banchero arrives in Orlando, a day after becoming No. 1 pick

Jun. 24, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The secret about how Orlando was going to take Paolo Banchero with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft was incredibly well-kept. Among those who didn’t know: Banchero himself. Banchero said even he was kept out of the Magic decision loop until...

Magic take Banchero 1st, Holmgren, Smith follow in NBA draft

Jun. 24, 2022 00:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The question for weeks leading into the NBA draft was whether the first pick would be Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren or Jabari Smith Jr. The answer finally came Thursday night — and even Banchero didn't know it until moments before the announcement of the Orlando...

It's Banchero to Orlando: Magic grab Duke standout at No. 1

Jun. 23, 2022 23:22 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Paolo Banchero never worked out for the Orlando Magic. He didn’t have to, either. His year at Duke provided all the information they needed. The latest — and perhaps most important — piece to Orlando’s rebuild is Banchero, the 6-foot-10...