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Goran Dragic hits a game-winner to lead Slovenian team past Turkey (VIDEO)


The last time Goran Dragic took the court for his Slovenian national team in a Eurobasket tune-up game against Turkey, he was ejected for getting into it with Dogus Balbay.

In the rematch, Dragic managed to stay for the entire contest, and ended up hitting the game-winner with 2.5 seconds left to lead his team to the victory.

This game was once again an exhibition; Slovenia hosts the Eurobasket championship beginning September 4.

[via Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic]

Hezonja throws down one-handed dunk in preseason debut

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Mario Hezonja, the No. 5 pick in this year’s draft, has never lacked for confidence. The Croatian guard made his pro debut in the Magic’s preseason game against the Hornets on Saturday and did this:

Between Hezonja, Elfrid Payton, Victor Oladipo and Aaron Gordon, the Magic have a nucleus of young players that has the potential to be a lot of fun. Even if they’re still a few years away from contending, they’re definitely going to be a League Pass favorite this year.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffers dislocated shoulder in preseason game

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Preseason is only just getting underway and there’s already a potentially serious injury to report. In the game between the Hornets and Magic on Saturday night, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was taken to the locker room after suffering a right shoulder injury. The Hornets announced that he was then taken to an Orlando-area hospital for follow-up x-rays:

A few hours after the game, the Hornets announced that Kidd-Gilchrist has a dislocated shoulder:

Depending on the severity of the injury, he could miss a few weeks or a few months. Hopefully, it’s the shorter end of that timeline. We should know more on Sunday.