The Orlando Summer League tipped off today as nine franchise give playing time to youngsters, new draft picks and hopefuls looking to make their way in the big league.
The Orlando Magic play host for the seven-day event and five games took place on the practice court at the Amway Center.
Here is the lowdown of day one.
Oklahoma City Thunder 86 Dallas Mavericks 85
Cameron Payne came up trumps for the Oklahoma City Thunder as he dropped a game-high 16 points in 31 minutes of action, including a game-winning three - his only made attempt out of four during the game - with three seconds remaining.
The Dallas Mavericks had a three-point lead after the first quarter but the Thunder fought back and managed to hold on until the end as they were up 48-44 at the half.
Andre Dawkins shot 5-8 from the field for the Mavericks as he finished with 16 points. Vander Blue was 4-11 as he dropped 14 while Marquis Teague ended with 13 and Brandon Ashley 10 to go with his 11 rebounds.
2014 first round pick Mitch McGary backed up Payne with 13 points (6-10 shooting) for OKC. Dakari Johnson, Semaj Christon and Josh Huestis all reached double figures.
Charlotte Hornets 74 Orlando Magic White 79
Deshaun Thomas' 19 points from 8-14 shooting were not enough to give the Charlotte Hornets a win over the hosts as they held a comfortable lead until the very end.
Magic White were up by five after the first quarter and that lead was extended to 11 by half-time. In truth, they never looked in threat despite the Hornets pulling it back in the fourth.
Arinze Onuaku led the way for Orlando with 16 points and eight rebounds in his 24 minutes of action. Treveon Graham shot 5-9 from the field for his 12 points and Patricio Garino had three assists and ten points.
Brandon Paul's 16 points for Charlotte came off 5-11 shooting from the field and a 100 percent success rate from five attempts at the free throw line. Mike Tobey had eight rebounds and ten points.
Orlando Magic Blue 66 Indiana Pacers 93
The Indiana Pacers put Orlando Magic Blue to the sword with a comfortable win in game three of the afternoon.
Joseph Young had a game-high 22 points as the Pacers raced into an early lead and never looked back. At the half-way point, they were already up by 19 and their lead just got bigger as the game went on.
41st pick of the 2016 draft Stephen Zimmerman did little to impress for Orlando Blue as he finished the game with seven points, two assists and five turnovers in his 23 minutes of action. Devin Marble was the only player to score double-figures as he dropped 12.
Second round pick Georges Niang shot 6-8 from the field, including 3-4 from deep for the Pacers as he scored 17 points while pulling down 12 rebounds. Glenn Robinson III also had 16.
New York Knicks 49 Detroit Pistons 81
Stanley Johnson led the Detroit Pistons to a comfortable win over the New York Knicks with his 15 points, eight rebounds and three assists.
The Pistons were up by 11 at the half and the Knicks could only muster nine points in the third as Detroit ran away with it.
18th draft pick Henry Ellenson shot 4-13 for his 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds during his first game in a Detroit jersey. Lorenzo Brown also had 12.
DaJuan Summers was one of two players to reach double-figures for the Knicks in points. He scored 12 after shooting 5-9. Marvelle Harris had 10.
The Miami Heat are still playing against the L.A. Clippers.