First year Swiss center Nikola Vucevic dropped 30-points against the Clippers to continue their three game winning streak. It was an unreliable defense that is currently last in the league that led to the loss at the opening of the road trip.
It showed its ugly head in the first quarter giving the Magic its first of many moments on the scoring binge with a nine point lead after 15 minutes. The Clippers offense kept pace with the Magic in the second, but weren’t closing the point margin ending the first half down 13.
The Clippers biggest run came in the third quarter with a 25-5 run, it was as if the Clippers were on a roll that previewed their game against
It took the life out of
Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 23 points and 13 rebounds, while Paul and fellow forward JJ Redick scored 18 and 17 points respectively. LA will need both sides of their game to even up before facing the defending champs who are in the middle of their division, but are still undefeated at the American Airlines Arena.
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