The Orlando Magic have made no secret that their future will depend on how well they can develop their young players.
Rookie Victor Oladipo is a key cog in that group and provided a glimpse of what that future might look like.
Arron Afflalo scored 32 points and Oladipo had 30 points, a career-high 14 assists, and 9 rebounds as the Magic rallied to beat the New York Knicks, 129-121, in double overtime on Friday night in Orlando.
The Magic trailed by as many as 14 points in the third quarter, but got 25 points and 10 assists from Oladipo after halftime to stave off the Knicks.
‘‘Every game I control one thing — my energy that I bring to both ends of the floor,’’ Oladipo said. ‘‘I’m just trying to do that every game, whether it’s a good game or a bad game.’’
Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 44 points, but only 14 came after the third quarter. New York’s loss ended an eight-game win streak over the Magic.
Afflalo found Oladipo for a layup to put the Magic in front, 117-113, in the second overtime. But Afflalo injured his right ankle in the process by stepping on Raymond Felton’s foot and didn’t return.
After Anthony responded with a pair of free throws, Oladipo answered, getting fouled when he fought past Tim Hardaway Jr. for a layup. He completed the 3-point play to push the lead back to 120-115.
Afflalo sent it to overtime when he hit a step-back jumper with 42.9 seconds left in regulation to tie it at 106.
Raptors 98, Cavaliers 91 — Terrence Ross scored 20 points, Jonas Valanciunas added 18, and host Toronto snapped Cleveland’s six-game winning streak.
Luol Deng had 21 points and 11 rebounds as the Cavaliers lost for the first time since a Feb. 5 setback against the Lakers.
Mavericks 124, 76ers 112 — Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points, Shawn Marion added 22, and Dallas won in Philadelphia.
Thaddeus Young scored 30 points and Michael Carter-Williams had 25 for the Sixers, who lost their 10th straight.
Pistons 115, Hawks 107 — Andre Drummond had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Kyle Singler made a pair of big 3-pointers late in the fourth quarter to lead host Detroit over slumping Atlanta.
Greg Monroe added 22 points and 15 rebounds for the Pistons, who rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit.
The Hawks lost their eighth straight game despite shooting 17 of 20 during a 41-point second quarter.
Bulls 117, Nuggets 89 — D.J. Augustin had 22 points and eight assists, and Chicago routed visiting Denver for its fifth straight victory.
Tony Snell added a career-high 20 points as the Bulls put seven players in double figures.
Randy Foye scored 23 points for the Nuggets, who have lost six of seven.
Bobcats 90, Pelicans 87 — Al Jefferson had 33 points and 10 rebounds, and host Charlotte won its third straight since the All-Star break.
Anthony Davis had 18 points and 13 rebounds for New Orleans, which has lost four of its last five games.
Grizzlies 102, Clippers 96 — Zach Randolph had 21 points and 11 rebounds, Marc Gasol added 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Memphis held off visiting Los Angeles.
Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 28 points and 13 rebounds.
Suns 106, Spurs 85 — Ish Smith scored a career-high 15 points, matched his career best of seven rebounds, and triggered a 19-0 second-quarter run that propelled Phoenix past road-weary San Antonio.
Danny Green had 15 points for the Spurs, who finished their nine-game road trip with a 6-3 record.
Trail Blazers 102, Jazz 94 — Damian Lillard poured in 28 points, and Robin Lopez had 12 points and a career-high 18 rebounds as Portland exploded in the fourth quarter to beat visiting Utah.
The Trail Blazers trailed by 9 points entering the fourth, but got 14 points from Lillard and outscored Utah, 38-21, to earn the win.