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Magic and Warriors give us the first bad beat of the 2021 NBA Summer League

Bad beats at the Thomas & Mack Center hurt worse because everyone in the stands can bet the game they’re watching in Nevada too.

Cameron Oliver of the Golden State Warriors dunks against Ignas Brazdeikis of the Orlando Magic during the 2021 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on August 9, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Let us note that this is a qualified bad beat, because it happened in overtime and that means if you’re laying three you were supposed to lose already. Soccer has 90 minute bets, so why doesn’t the NBA Summer League have 40 minute bets?

But if you had the Orlando Magic -3, this was a bit painful as here are the last two entries on the official play-by-play:

0:02 Cameron Oliver offensive rebound
0:00 Cameron Oliver makes tip shot

Final score: Magic 91, Warriors 89

With visions of Dereck Whittenburg to Lorenzo Charles, it’s a dramatic-but-fair way to lose for Magic fans, as in actuality the bad beat would have been for Warriors fans covering but losing in OT. Ah yes, NBA Summer League gambling. A tradition unlike any other.

Jalen Suggs had 24 points and nine rebounds in 28 minutes for the Magic, and the one-and-done from Gonzaga looks to be the real deal. But maybe if he had 25, it never would have been overtime in the first place.