Found January 12, 2013 on
Pro Sports Daily:
Vinny Del Negro
Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Lakers
LOS ANGELES -- The friendly confines of Staples Center had become extra chummy to the Los Angeles Clippers this season. Arron Afflalo may like it there even more. Afflalo tied a season high with 30 points and J.J. Redick nailed a 3-pointer with 42 seconds left as the Magic closed out a 104-101 win over Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon at Staples Center. Orlando's win snapped the Clippers' team-record 13-game home winning streak and ended a 10-game slide for the Magic. "The worst feeling is to become accustomed (to losing)," Afflalo said. "Winning today was huge for us just to get that feeling of winning again. That's the most important thing." Redick had 21 points and four 3-pointers, including the late dagger that gave the Magic their first lead. But Redick perhaps made a bigger impact defensively, at least on one play. After Lamar Odom blocked a Jameer Nelson attempt with 17.8 seconds left and the Magic up 102-101, the Clippers turned i...
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Arron Afflalo was somewhat reflective in his return to Denver on Wednesday. He told the reporters, including Christopher Dempsey of the Denver Post, covering the game that playing for the Nuggets was his first opportunity to grow as a scorer and become a better player. In Detroit, he was a bit player on a good team relied on mostly for defense. In Denver, he needed to do more.
Little did Nikola Vucevic know he was studying the man he eventually would replace.
When Vucevic came to Simi Valley, Calif., from Montenegro in 2007 at the age of 17, he began watching Orlando Magic games on TV. That continued after he enrolled in 2008 at Southern California for what would be a three-year stint.
I watched Dwight Howard, Vucevic said. Hes one of the best rebounders...
J.J. Redick was constant movement, and Matt Barnes was visibly tired chasing him around. Somehow the Magic had to know that would play a role in deciding this one.
So when Redick gave pump fake to Barnes after coming around a screen at the top of the key, Barnes went flying, knowing he had to worry about the sharp shooter. Redick clamly dribbled to the side and pulled up for...
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...
J.J. Redick is having a career-year for the Magic.
Glen Davis has been in the background for the Magic since spraining his shoulder at the end of the Magic's Dec. 19 win over the Wizards. Orlando has gone 1-10 in that time and the team is hungry to have its emotional leader and linchipin back.
It appears Davis is close to making his return. Although when his return might happen is up to Jacque Vaughn and Vaughn has said with...
While many media members buddy up with Dwight Howard because of his outgoing personality, Jeff Van Gundy is not falling for the act. Van Gundy believes that Howard got his brother, former Magic coach Stan Van Gundy, fired in Orlando, and he’s not afraid to call out Howard when he feels it is necessary.
During the second quarter of Friday’s Oklahoma City Thunder-Los Angeles Lakers...
Orlando Magic guard Ish Smith had the rare honor today of throwing down perhaps the best dunk in a game involving the Los Angeles Clippers — such honors tend to be bestowed upon Clippers’ forward Blake Griffin. Smith was fouled hard on the play and strolled to the line, where, in another move reminiscent of Blake Griffin, he promptly air balled the ensuing free throw. As the...
The Magic's trade in August was ostensibly an exchange for centers (except Denver who got Andre Iguodala). The Lakers got Dwight Howard. The 76ers got Andrew Bynum. The Magic got an unheralded rookie named Nikola Vucevic.
Nobody really knew what to expect from him when he arrived. His rookie season was uneven to say the least and Doug Collins never really trusted him to do...
In his first season in Orlando, Arron Afflalo has played well for the Orlando Magic.
Never in a million years did I think we'd be sitting just months out from the four team blockbuster that sent Dwight Howard to Los Angeles thinking: "Orlando really got off well in that trade." Orlando didn't get the best player in the deal, nor did they get the second or the...
Los Angeles, Calif.
(12-23) vs. (28-8)
Time/TV: 3:30 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Clippers by 12.5
Tickets: $1-$265 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Today in Los Angeles; Feb. 6 in Orlando