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• Fans in Orlando saw the Magic defeat the Kings in overtime 83-78 on Saturday night, but today (at least if they read Elias Says), they can tell their friends that they saw something that had not happened since the NBA adopted the 24-second clock in the summer of 1954.

Sacramento scored only 28 points in the game's final 29 minutes -- the third and fourth quarters and the five-minute overtime period. It was the first overtime game in the NBA's shot-clock era in which a team was held to fewer than 30 points after halftime.

Chris Paul played his first pro game in New York on Saturday night, and we'd say he did OK, finishing with 27 points and 13 assists in the Hornets' 109-98 win over the Knicks. He became the first rookie in NBA history to have a game of 25-or-more points and 12-or-more assists at Madison Square Garden.