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The Los Angeles Clippers are hot and the Orlando Magic were just another one of their burn victims, getting destroyed on Wednesday night by a score of 114-86.
The Clippers never trailed in the game and were up by as many as 31 points in the game. The Clippers dominated the Magic in almost every category. The Clips shot 53.8 percent from the field to the Magic’s 41.8 percent. An area of weakness all season, the Clips actually rebounded their opponent 44 to 34.
The Clippers also moved the ball exceptionally well, getting 32 assists on 42 made baskets.
“We’ve just been moving the ball really well,” Chris Paul said. “Obviously at times, Blake will iso, or I’ll iso. But other than that, we’ve been playing the right way.
The Clippers were led by Blake Griffin with 21 points. Chris Paul ended the night with a double-double by way o f his 19 points and 10 assists.
Blake Griffin has averaged 25.5 points per game and shot 60 percent from the field in the last 4 games which has moved him up slightly in the NBA scoring leader board to 8th place.
DeAndre Jordan cleaned up the glass as usual, grabbing 16 rebounds on the night for his 13th game with double figure rebounding out of the last 14 games. Jordan also had a game high 3 blocks.
Doc RIvers has comp'd DeAndre Jordan to Bill Russell before. Tonight, he compared him to Dennis Rodman.
— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) December 4, 2014
Doc just said DJ's ability to do the little things is "Dennis Rodmanish."
— Jovan Buha (@jovanbuha) December 4, 2014
JJ Redick contributed 20 points on 7 for 11 shooting from the field which was exactly what he shot in the previous game. Redick has caught fire of late, averaging 21.5 points on 63.6 percent shooting from the field and an even better 8 for 12 from behind the arc which translates to 66.7 percent.
Matt Barnes, 17, and Spencer Hawes, 12, were the other Clippers in double figures.
— Clippers Central (@ClippersCentral) December 4, 2014
There was no performance of note from the Orlando Magic. Tobias Harris led the Magic in scoring with 16 points.
The Clippers have now won 6 games in a row and improve their record to 13-5 which places them tied with the San Antonio Spurs for 6th in the West.
The Clippers will get a few days off before their next game which is on Saturday against the New Orleans Pelicans at Staples Center.