The Clippers and the Magic have delivered a great battle last night, taking turns advantage. A match marked by the strong performance of Jamal Crawford (32 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist), who saved his people in the money time. Blake Griffin (28 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists) and Wesley Johnson (21 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists) complete the trio performing tonight.
The first Quarter is balanced, Los Angeles led 15-10 at the 6 ‘before getting 20-20 to reach 10’. Orlando finally takes 2-point lead at the end of the period 22-24. In the second quarter, the Clippers 33-31 to repass quickly and lead to 9 points ahead 44-35 on a beautiful series (14-4). But Elfrid Payton (21 points, 4 rebounds, 8 assists) and Victor Olapido (24 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists) allow Magic pick up the score. The Clippers led 53-50 at the break after winning the second Quarter 31-26.
On resumption, Orlando puts 3’30 to return to 61-62 on a three-point Evan Fournier. The visitors lead to 8 points ahead of a dunk Aaron Gordon 58-76, and pocket the third Quarter 21-29 to lead 74-79 before the last two minutes. Led by 10 points 86-96 at 6’30 of the word, Jamal Crawford will totally switch the end game for the Clippers. Author of 15 points and three 3-point shots during that time, it allows the Clippers to take the 97-96 advantage at 3 ‘of the term. Griffin gives 3-point lead (101-98) 101-100 before returning Smith. Crawford and Rivers each score free throw 1 of 2 (103-100), while Luc Mbah a Moute voluntarily causes a fault to cover an attempted 3-point shot in the last 2 seconds. Payton returned 1 free throw, and the score remained for the Clippers 103-101 that are needed.
With this success, Los Angeles goes back to the 4th Western Conference site (11V / 9D) before his next trip Monday in Minnesota Timberwolves