The second day of Las Vegas Summer League action got off to an unexpected start, and not just because New York Knicks rookie Shane Larkin hit an impossible, high-arcing floater to give his team a victory.
No, there was more to the Vegas festivities than a rainbow runner from a new Knick.
There was an overarching sense of optimism and, oddly, for the Knicks anyway, a legitimately fun atmosphere. New York saw some of its younger prospects spread their wings, and so did a handful of other clubs.
Otto Porter, forgotten No. 3 pick from a forgettable draft, also got loose.
Elsewhere, the Golden State Warriors continued an improbable streak, the Chicago Bulls got a glimpse into their future and lottery stud Dante Exum showed the Utah Jazz he's perfectly capable of playing exciting basketball north of the equator.
Here's what you need to know from a scorching Day 2 in Vegas.