Magic beat Clippers 104-101 to end 10-game skid

Magic beat Clippers 104-101 to end 10-game skid
January 12, 2013, 6:03 pm
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Orlando Magic guard Ish Smith, right, is folded as he dunks by Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford during the first half of their NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) J.J. Redick gave Orlando its first lead on a 3-pointer with 42 seconds left, Arron Afflalo tied his season high with 30 points, and the Magic beat the Los Angeles Clippers 104-101 on Saturday to snap a 10-game skid.

The loss ended the Clippers' franchise-record 13-game, home-winning streak and provided them with a scare when All-Star guard Chris Paul went down holding his right knee with 54 seconds to go. Paul returned after a timeout and hit a 15-footer to draw his team within one with 33 seconds left.

But the Clippers turned the ball over on Jamal Crawford's offensive foul. Josh McRoberts found Nikola Vucevic open under the basket, and Vucevic dunked to extend Orlando's lead to 104-101 with 8 seconds left.

After a timeout, Crawford missed a 3-pointer as time expired.