Aaron Gordon wasn’t able to pull off his 3rd straight 20 & 10 game in the Summer League but he finished with another impressive line: 22 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks and was 3 of 5 from downtown. Gordon did hit a cold streak during the game when he went 1 of 10 but finished strong with 14 points in the in final quarter.
He was also a perfect 3 of 3 from the free throw line after missing 10 of 18 in the first 2 games.
Unfortunately for Gordon and the Magic, they did lose the game thanks to Russ Smith who hit a game-winning shot in sudden death.
“(The sudden-death format) kind of threw me off at the end,” said Gordon, who said the last sudden-death basketball game he played in was in AAU. “When they missed the shot, I figured, ‘Now, it’s our turn.’ But that’s not how it works and you have to get the rebound. That’s on me — we didn’t get the rebound and I hate losing.”