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Magic at Clippers: Orlando brings losing streak to Hollywood

The Magic, who've lost 10 straight games, visit one of the NBA's top teams Saturday.

Lamar Odom and Chris Paul
Lamar Odom and Chris Paul
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The Orlando Magic hope to snap their 10-game losing streak Saturday as they visit the Los Angeles Clippers. Tipoff is set for 3:30 PM Eastern on Fox Sports Florida in the Orlando market. The Orlando Pinstriped Post GameThread will appear at 1:30 PM in this StoryStream and on the cover.

Orlando's last time out: The Magic built a lead that reached nine points in the fourth quarter on Wednesday, but fell to the Denver Nuggets, 108-105, due to some defensive breakdowns. Kenneth Faried scored 19 points and grabbed a season-high-tying 19 boards. Jameer Nelson led all scorers with 20 points, but he conceded a key three-point play to Ty Lawson in the final 90 seconds.

L.A.'s last time out: The Clippers picked up their third consecutive win Wednesday night against the visiting Dallas Mavericks by a 99-93 final. The visiting Mavs held the lead when the fourth quarter began, but Chris Paul found Matt Barnes for a three-pointer with eight minutes remaining which gave L.A. the lead for good, though a jumper from Dirk Nowitzki did bring Dallas to within two points with 2:25 to go. Barnes, a former Magic player, and Paul led the Clippers with 19 points apiece.

The last meeting: Saturday's contest will be the first meeting between the teams in 2012/13. The Clippers prevailed in overtime in the lone matchup of the lockout-shortened 2011/12 season. Via a score or assist, Paul accounted for nine of L.A.'s 13 overtime points.

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