Anthony Bennett Shines in Top Rookie Battle
Cleveland (Cavaliers) forward Anthony Bennett, the No. 1 pick in the draft, came on late, answering an early charge by Magic guard Victor Oladipo, the No. 2 selection.
Bennett had no field goals and just two points in the first half while Oladipo had 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting, leading the Magic to a 62-49 halftime edge.
But Bennett, playing with five fouls, scored 14 points in the last six minutes, giving the Cavs the lead on four different trips down the floor.
Bennett, still getting in shape after recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, finished with 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting and four rebounds in nearly 22 minutes.