During a break in the action in the first quarter, the Magic showed a video tribute honoring Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, assistant coach Tyron Lue, Redick and injured small forward Matt Barnes. All coached or played for the Magic at one point and were honored for their contributions to the team over its 25-year history. The Magic will be back on the practice court on Thursday before they host the Boston Celtics on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Amway Center. Following a game in Atlanta on Saturday night, the Magic will play the Celtics again – this time in Boston – for a second time in four days.

After Orlando inexplicably pushed its lead to as much as 19 points early in the third quarter, the Clippers awoke from their slumber and used a 29-5 run to charge into the lead. Redick played a major role in the run with five baskets, two 3-pointers and 12 points to light a fire under the Clippers. That run flipped around the game and gave L.A a 74-72 lead heading into the fourth period.

``Runs are a part of the game and bouncing back from them are a part of growing,’’ said Afflalo, who had 11 points. ``It happens, but it’s a four-quarter game and you have to fight through tough times.

``We’ve got a pretty personnel, but we just lack experience,’’ Afflalo continued. ``That went all around the board from coaches to players last year and players learning their roles. But as each guy gets more comfortable doing what he’s asked to do, we’ll keep getting better. We have a lot of smart players who are capable of getting the job done. As long as Nik, myself, Jameer, Victor (Oladipo) and Andrew (Nicholson) continue to progress and grow, I think we’ll be OK.’’



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