Mar 11, 2012; Atlantic City, NJ, USA; St. Bonaventure Bonnies forward Andrew Nicholson (44) works against Xavier Musketeers forward Jeff Robinson (21) during the first half in the finals of the 2012 Atlantic 10 Tournament at Boardwalk Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE

2012 NBA Summer League: Magic Rookies Show Promise

Rookie forward Andrew Nicholson led Orlando to a strong win in the first game of the NBA Summer League.

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Andrew Nicholson Headlines All-Summer League Team

The Orlando Magic announced rookie forward Andrew Nicholson has been named to the All-Summer League team. Nicholson, the 19th overall pick out of St. Bonaventure, averaged 12.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.

Joining Nicholson on the first team is Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks, Detroit Pistons forward Austin Daye, center Miles Plumlee and guard Lance Stephenson, both of the Indiana Pacers.

Here are all of the teams:

1st Team

G – Alec Burks, Utah

G – Lance Stephenson, Indiana

F – Andrew Nicholson, Orlando

F – Austin Daye, Detroit

C – Miles Plumlee, Indiana

2nd Team

G – Brandon Knight, Detroit

G – Reggie Jackson, Oklahoma City

F – Lazar Hayward, Oklahoma City

F – Jared Sullinger, Boston

C – Kyle O’Quinn, Orlando

Honorable Mention

Boston – Dionte Christmas, E’Twaun Moore

Oklahoma City – Garrett Temple

Utah – Enes Kanter, Jeremy Evans

Orlando – Justin Harper, Maalik Wayns

Detroit – Kim English

Philadelphia – Jacob Pullen, Justin Holiday

Brooklyn – Al Thornton, Tyshawn Taylor

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2012 NBA Summer League: Celtics Blow Out Magic

In their final action of the week, the Orlando Magic were blown out by the Boston Celtics 94-73.

Celtics guard Dionte Christmas scored 19 of his 21 in the first half, helping the Celtics build a double digit lead by the break. Second-year guard E'Twaun Moore had 18 points on six-of-10 shooting.

Rookie Jared Sullinger was held out of the game.

Justin Harper, continuing to make the transition to small forward, led the Magic in scoring for the second straight, but again really struggled from the field. A day after shooting six-of-18, he shot just six-of-17 from the field Friday.

Former South Dakota guard Charlie Westbrook had the highlight of the day, faking Jamar Smith into falling down, then hitting a jump. Westbrook scored 14 points on six-of-seven shooting.

Andrew Nicholson had a rough day, putting up four points and grabbing four rebounds while fellow rookie Kyle O'Quinn scored six points and grabbed nine rebounds.

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2012 NBA Summer League: Magic Take Down 76ers In Double Overtime

Led by Justin's Harper 18 points and 10 rebounds, the Orlando Magic rallied to defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 77-75 in double overtime.

Harper had a poor shooting night (six-of-18), but continued to put the ball up.

"I knew if I kept shooting, they were going to start falling for me so luckily they fell when we needed it most," Harper explained.

Harper's five straight points, including a game-tying three-pointer sent the game to a second overtime.

Andrew Nicholson had some trouble with the size of the 76ers, namely Lavoy Allen, finishing with just six points and 10 rebounds.

Kevin Anderson filled in for the departed Maalik Wayns nicely, scoring 12 points and dishing out nine assists. Kyle O'Quinn (11) and DeAndre Liggins (11) also scored in double figures.

Clay Tucker led the 76ers with 15 points.

Orlando will wrap the week up against the Boston Celtics at 10:00 am EST Friday while the 76ers will take on the Detroit Pistons at noon.

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2012 NBA Summer League Day 4 Schedule

After an opening day victory, the Orlando Magic have dropped two straight games in summer league play. Head coach Mark Price gave his his players a bit of a rest Wednesday, but said we'd see much more of the starters, including their two draft picks, Andrew Nicholson and Kyle O'Quinn on Thursday.

The two draft picks for the Magic have shown a lot of promise so far in Summer League play and will get another chance to showcase their ability when the Magic take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday afternoon at 5 p.m.

The day gets tipped off with a matchup between the Celtics and the Pistons.

Here is Thursday's schedule:

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11:00 am

Boston Celtics

Detroit Pistons

1:00 pm

Oklahoma City Thunder

Brooklyn Nets

3:00 pm

Utah Jazz

Indiana Pacers

5:00 pm

Orlando Magic

Philadelphia 76ers

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2012 NBA Summer League: Jazz Hold Off Magic

The Utah Jazz held off a late rally by the Orlando Magic for a 79-75 victory.

Second-year guard Alec Burks led the way with 15 points. Enes Kanter, the third overall pick in the 2011 draft, had his best game of the week, finishing with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Magic coach Mark Price entered the game planning to give his starters somewhat of a rest, saying he could see they had "hit the wall."

That paved the way for the likes of Charlie Westbrook (three points) and Bradford Burgess (six points), but the stars for the Magic mostly remained the same.

Despite playing just 16 minutes, Andrew Nicholson scored 16 points on four-of-seven shooting. He showed good patience in the post handling double teams. He found his way to the free throw line often, going eight-of-eight from the stripe.

Point guard Maalik Wayns played just under 22 minutes, but still managed to match Nicholson's 16 points on six-of-11 shooting. The undrafted Villanova product also dished out four assists. After the game, Price raved about Wayns's play, saying he belonged on an NBA roster.

Wayns was scheduled to leave the team Wednesday night in order to join the Golden State Warriors in the Las Vegas Pro Summer League.

The Magic will square off with the Philadelphia 76ers at 5:00 pm EST tomorrow while the Jazz will take on the Indiana Pacers at 3:00 pm EST.

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2012 NBA Summer League: Celtics, Thunder And 76ers Come Away With Victories

The Boston Celtics took down the Indiana Pacers in the first game of the day Wednesday.

Rookie Jared Sullinger scored 16 points and pulled down eight rebounds while E'Twaun Moore (15 points), Jamar Smith (12), Kris Joseph (12), JuJuan Johnson (11) and Dionte Christmas (10) also scored in double figures.

Lance Stephenson had a game-high 19 points and rookie Mason Plumlee added 18 points and eight rebounds.

The Oklahoma City Thunder dominated the Detroit Pistons 83-62 behind Lazar Hayward, Garrett Temple and Reggie Jackson, who scored 15 points each.

Former Florida State forward Ryan Reid finished with six points and four rebounds.

Austin Daye, the most experienced player in Orlando this week, had 18 points on seven shots. Second -year point guard Brandon Knight finished with 11 points and rookie center Andre Drummond had his best day so far, scoring 10 points and and pulling down nine rebounds.

In the third game of the day, the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Brooklyn Nets 79-71.

Justin Holiday, the older brother of Jrue, finished with 18 points and six rebounds. Former South Florida center Solomon Jones had 10 points and four rebounds.

The Sixers continue to be without both of their first round picks, Moe Harkless and Arnett Moultrie, due to injuries.

MarShon Brooks led the Nets with 18 points while Tornike Shengelia added 17. Rookie Tyshawn Taylor finished with 12.

The Orlando Magic and Utah Jazz will play the final game of the day at 5:00 pm EST.

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2012 NBA Summer League: Wednesday Schedule

The 2012 NBA Summer League in Orlando, Fla. continues on on Day 3 on Wednesday with the Boston Celtics taking on the Indiana Pacers in the first game of the day. The Orlando Magic couldn't follow up their opening win, going down to the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday afternoon. The Magic will be playing the last game of the day at 5 p.m. ET.

In Orlando's second game, rookie Kyle O'Quinn showed some promise battling it out with Andre Drummond, with O'Quinn getting the better of Drummond much of the game. The front court for Orlando continues to show promise in the Summer League.

Here is Wednesday's schedule:

Time

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11:00 a.m.

Boston Celtics

Indiana Pacers

1:00 p.m.

Detroit Pistons

Oklahoma City Thunder

3:00 p.m.

Philadelphia 76ers

Brooklyn Nets

5:00 p.m.

Orlando Magic

Utah Jazz

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2012 NBA Summer League: Celtics Rally To Take Down Thunder

In the final game of the day Tuesday, Jonathan Gibson, who went undrafted in 2010, stole the show. Gibson scored 17 points on five-of-seven shooting to lead the Boston Celtics to an 82-71 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Celtics, who trailed by as many as 17, outscored the Thunder 51-28 in the second half, including a 30-14 fourth quarter.

E'Twaun Moore (15), Kris Joseph (11) and Dionte Christms (10) also scored in double figures. Rookie Jared Sullinger had eight points (three-of-12 shooting) and 12 rebounds while fellow rookie Fab Melo was scoreless in just over 13 minutes. He did, however, pull down five rebounds.

For the second consecutive game, veteran Al Thornton led the Nets in scoring, this time, putting up 16 points on on three-of-13 shooting (he was 10-of-11 from the charity stripe). Rookie Tyshawn Taylor had 10 points and turned the ball over seven times while second-year swingman MarShon Brooks finished with 13 points.

Boston will take on the Indiana Pacers at 11:00 am Wednesday and Brooklyn will square off with the Philadelphia 76ers at 3:00 pm.

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2012 NBA Summer League: Pistons Hold Off Magic

The Detroit Pistons held off a late rally by the Orlando Magic, earning a 79-74 victory.

Second-year forward Austin Daye was fantastic for the Pistons, finishing with 24 points on eight-of-10 shooting. Daye also pulled down six rebounds. The Magic were a bit off on some of their rotations, forcing Andrew Nicholson to shout "Where's the help?" on several different occasions. More often than not, Daye was the one left open and he clearly made the Magic pay.

The Magic got off to a good start behind their front court. Kyle O'Quinn and Andre Drummond battled down low throughout much of the game and O'Quinn clearly got the better of Drummond, showcasing his patience and range on offense while using his strength to get the better of Drummond on the other end. O'Quinn finished with 11 points and six rebounds. Drummond had three points and three rebounds.

The star of day one, Nicholson, didn't look as comfortable on Tuesday. Head coach Mark Price liked what Nicholson did for the most part, but thought he rushed a couple of shots. He finished with 13 points and six rebounds.

The Pistons will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder at 1:00 pm tomorrow and the Magic will do battle with the Utah Jazz at 5:00 pm.

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2012 NBA Summer League: Jazz Down 76ers, Pacers Hold Off Thunder

Behind a huge game from second-year guard Alec Burks, the Utah Jazz defeated Philadelphia 76ers 84-80.

Burks, the 12th overall pick of the 2011 draft, scored 31 points on 10-of-14 shooting. Burks's aggressive play earned him 11 trips to the free throw line and he knocked down 10. Enes Kanter, the third pick of the '11 draft, scored 10 points on five-of-nine shooting and pulled down eight rebounds.

Undrafted rookie Jacob Pullen continued to impress, scoring 23 points on eight-of-14 shooting for the 76ers. Rookie Moe Harkless scored just two points and didn't play in the second half after aggravating a prior hip injury.

The Indiana Pacers, led by Lance Stephenson's 28 points, took down the Oklahoma City Thunder 78-74.

Stephenson, who had just 13 points on 12 shots Monday, only needed 14 shots to score his 28 points Tuesday. He also dished out seven assists. Rookie Mason Plumlee had 14 points, but pulled down only three rebounds.

Lazar Hayward had a team-high 15 points to go with eight rebounds for the Thunder while rookie Perry Jones III scored eight points in 23 minutes.

The Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons are set to tip off at 3:00 pm EST and the contest between the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics will close out the day.

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2012 NBA Summer League Day 2 Schedule

The 2012 NBA Summer League continues on Day 2 in Orlando, Fla. on Tuesday morning with the Utah Jazz and the Philadelphia 76ers facing off in the first game of the day. The Orlando Magic don't play until later in the afternoon and will be taking on the Detroit Pistons.

Orlando will be looking to follow up their game on Monday, which showed some promise from the team's front court and rookie Andrew Nicholson, who picked up 24 points and 12 rebounds for a double-double in his Summer League debut.

Here is the schedule for day two of the Orlando Pro Summer League:

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NBA Summer League Day One Recap

The Orlando Magic defeated the Brooklyn Nets 92-88 behind 24 points and 12 rebounds by rookie Andrew Nicholson.

Nicholson was clearly the player of the day.

Fellow rookie Kyle O'Quinn added 16 points while Justin Harper, making the transition from power forward to small forward, had 15 points on six-of-nine shooting.

Al Thornton led the Nets with 18 points while rookie Tyshawn Taylor added 17.

Behind an excellent debut by Jared Sullinger, the Boston Celtics defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 73-65.

Sullinger had 20 points on six-of-12 shooting and pulled down six rebounds. Fellow rookie Fab Melo didn't fare as well. In 14 minutes, Melo managed to score just two points.

Reggie Jackson led the Thunder with 19 points, Lazar Hayward had 18 points and nine rebounds and rookie Perry Jones III poured in 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Thunder.

The Detroit Pistons held off the Utah Jazz for a 76-73 victory.

Rookie Kim English led all scorers 18 points on five-of-nine shooting. Second-year pro Brandon Knight had 17 points, six assists and five rebounds. Center Andre Drummond, the highest drafted rookie in Orlando this week, had eight points and five rebounds.

Deron Washington led the Jazz with 13 points on four-of-five shooting in just under nine minutes of play while Enes Kanter, the third pick of the 2011 draft, had three points and five rebounds.

In the final game of the day, the Indiana Pacers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 69-63.

Indiana's inefficient back court of rookie Orlando Johnson (19 points on six-of-19 shooting) and Lance Stephenson (13 points on four-of-12 shooting) led the way for the Pacers. Miles Plumlee, Indiana's first round pick, had nine points and 10 rebounds.

Rookie Jacob Pullen scored 15 points off of the bench to lead the 76ers. Fellow rookie Moe Harkless had nine points and five rebounds.

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2012 NBA Summer League Score: Orlando Defeats Brooklyn 92-88

Rookie forward Andrew Nicholson led Orlando to a strong win in the first game of the NBA Summer League.

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