Magic defeat Clippers

Kobe and Vanessa Bryant are reportedly calling off their divorce. Associated Press
Kobe and Vanessa Bryant are reportedly calling off their divorce. Associated Press
Posted: January 14, 2013

Orlando's J.J. Redick gave the Magic their first lead on a three-pointer with 42 seconds remaining as they shocked the Clippers, 104-101, Saturday in Los Angeles to snap a 10-game skid.

The loss, despite Blake Griffin's 30 points, ended the Clippers' 13-game home-winning streak. All-star guard Chris Paul went down holding his right knee with 54 seconds to go but returned after a timeout to hit a 15-footer to draw Los Angeles 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 the ex-Sixer dunked to extend Orlando's lead to 104-101 with 8 seconds left. After a timeout, Crawford missed a three-pointer as time expired.

Seven-time all-star Grant Hill made his season debut for the Clippers, entering the game in the fourth quarter. He had missed 36 games with a bone bruise in his right knee. He made two free throws and had two rebounds in six minutes.

Wall lifts Wizards

Washington's John Wall gave his teammates a lift with 14 points and four assists in his first game of the season to give the woeful Wizards their first winning streak after a 93-83 victory over the visiting Atlanta Hawks.

Wall's playing time will be limited as he returns from a knee injury, but he appeared to have his old speed and explosiveness back while playing seven minutes in the first half and 15 in the second half.

Laker losses piling up

The Lakers were flattened by the Thunder late Friday night, in Los Angeles, no less, losing their sixth straight to further dash their playoff hopes and dampen talk about possibly winning the franchise's 17th championship. Kevin Durant had 42 points in Oklahoma City's 116-101 win, its ninth in 11 games against the Lakers, who fell to 15-21.

- Wire reports

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