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Magic vs. Clippers: Orlando takes on another title contender

Three nights after dispatching the East powerhouse Nets, the Magic host the high-octane Clippers.

Blake Griffin
Blake Griffin
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The Orlando Magic near the end of their four-game homestand Wednesday when they host the Los Angeles Clippers at Amway Center.

Tipoff between Orlando and L.A. is set for 7 PM Eastern on Fox Sports Florida and ESPN 580 AM in Orlando. The Orlando Pinstriped Post GameThread will appear at 5 PM in this StoryStream and on the cover.

Orlando's last time out: The Magic improved to .500 on Sunday with a resounding 107-86 victory against the Brooklyn Nets. Rookie guard Victor Oladipo stood out in the win, scoring 19 points in 21 minutes as Orlando won consecutive games for the first time since December 2012.

L.A.'s last time out: The Clippers used their high-powered offense to great effect in Monday's 137-118 home win against the Houston Rockets. Chris Paul tallied 23 points, 17 assists, and just two turnovers in the huge win, which improved L.A. to 3-1 on the year.

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In 2012/13: The two teams split the season series with one win apiece, with each club winning on its opponent's home floor. In the most recent meeting, the Clippers topped the Magic by 10 points despite Paul's absence. Orlando scored just 13 points in the telltale third period, during which L.A. turned a two-point halftime deficit into a nine-point lead after three.

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