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Jul 5, 2014 7:27 PM by Richie Melby (rmelby@kvoa.com)

Nick Johnson, Aaron Gordon impress in NBA summer league debut

ORLANDO, FL - Former Arizona Wildcat stars Aaron Gordon and Nick Johnson had two of the more impressive plays in Sunday's NBA summer league action. It was the NBA debut for each player.

Gordon and his Orlando Magic picked up an 83-77 win over Philadelphia. The highlight of the game for Gordon came on the defensive end when he rose to swat a lay-up attempt. The block brought players and fans to their feet as Gordon was able to come down with the ball following the play.

Click here to see the link to the NBA TV video of the game, including the block.

Gordon finished with seven points, five rebounds, one block and one assist in 25 minutes. He did have four turnovers and shot just 3-11 from the field.

Meanwhile, Johnson had arguably the play of the day in Houston's 89-95 loss against Detroit. During the third quarter, Johnson drove to the rim from the left side of the court and dunked over Tim Ohlbrecht of the Pistons.

Click here to see the link to the NBA TV video of the game, including Johnson's powerful dunk.

The dunk was one of many highlights in Johnson's debut. The Pac-12 player of the year poured in 18 points including 7-14 from the field. He also tallied five rebounds, three assists and a blocked shot.

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