A look back at Oladipo's preseason debut

Former Indiana guard Victor Oladipo came off the bench for the Magic last night.

Glance at the box score from Victor Oladipo's NBA preseason debut last night and you might mistake it for one from an Indiana college game.

Oladipo's line from the Orlando Magic's loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night was one Hoosier fans came to expect from the energetic guard during his three seasons in Bloomington.

Oladipo had 10 points, nine assists, five rebounds and four steals in 25 minutes. He was 4-of-9 from the field and turned the ball over two times while running the point off the bench for the Magic.

Oladipo went head-to-head with Pelicans point guard Jrue Holliday, and performed well.

"I've just got to carry it over," Oladipo told the Orlando Sentinel. "The thing about basketball is every night's not going to be like that."

Oladipo didn't get the start -- veteran Jameer Nelson did -- but he certainly made a strong case to crack the starting lineup going forward. Nelson was just 2-of-9 from the field in the game.

Oladipo's outside jump shot didn't look all that smooth on Wednesday night as he missed all three of his attempts from beyond the arc. He also missed two of his four free-throw attempts.

Former Indiana guard Eric Gordon missed the game for the Pelicans with an injury, so there would be no Oladipo-Gordon matchup on this night.

"I'm praying he gets healthy real fast," Oladipo said of Gordon.

Oladipo and the Magic are back in action Friday night against Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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