In a high-scoring showdown, Paolo Banchero showcased his skills with a career-high 42 points for the Orlando Magic. However, the Cleveland Cavaliers emerged victorious with Donovan Mitchell’s 35 points and Darius Garland’s 26, securing a 121-111 win.

Banchero’s remarkable performance saw him go 16 of 26 from the field, establishing himself as the second-youngest player in Magic history to score 40 points, only trailing the legendary Shaquille O’Neal.

Reflecting on his outstanding game, Banchero expressed the honor of being part of the Magic, a storied franchise with a history of great players. Despite his individual achievement, the young star emphasized his team’s goals.

Banchero revealed, per Jason Beede, that during warmups, an intriguing prediction unfolded as Marty, the team’s security guard, approached Banchero, boldly stating, “I got a 40-ball tonight.”

Taking inspiration from Marty’s premonition, Banchero embraced an aggressive mindset, delivering an exceptional performance on the court.