Vucevic scores 30, Magic hold off Clippers 98-90

KYLE HIGHTOWER, Associated Press
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Nik Vucevic had 30 points and 21 rebounds and hit six free throws in the final 23 seconds to help the Orlando Magic hold on for a 98-90 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.

The win was the Magic’s third in a row, and gives them their first three-game streak since December of last season.

Orlando led by as many as 19 points, before a run by Los Angeles in the third quarter.

Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 23 points and 13 rebounds, and Chris Paul added 18 points and 10 assists. Former Magic guard J.J. Redick also chipped in 17 points.

The loss ends a three-game win streak for the Clippers, whose three-game road trip continues Thursday at Miami.

Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan, left, loses control of the ball as he if fouled by Orlando Magic's Kyle O'Quinn (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan, left, loses control of the ball as he if fouled by Orlando Magic’s Kyle O’Quinn (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Los Angeles Clippers' Willie Green, right, looks for a way past Orlando Magic's Maurice Harkless during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Los Angeles Clippers’ Willie Green, right, looks for a way past Orlando Magic’s Maurice Harkless during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin (32) dunks the ball over Orlando Magic's Jason Maxiell, right, and Nikola Vucevic (9), of Montenegro, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin (32) dunks the ball over Orlando Magic’s Jason Maxiell, right, and Nikola Vucevic (9), of Montenegro, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Los Angeles Clippers' J.J. Redick (4) drives to the basket past Orlando Magic's Jameer Nelson (14) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Los Angeles Clippers’ J.J. Redick (4) drives to the basket past Orlando Magic’s Jameer Nelson (14) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin (32) makes a move to the basket as he is defended by Orlando Magic's Jason Maxiell during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin (32) makes a move to the basket as he is defended by Orlando Magic’s Jason Maxiell during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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