The Orlando Magic handed out only 15 assists and turned it over 17 times in a sloppy outing that resulted in a 101-81 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Los Angeles (24-13) gets one in the win column after losing to San Antonio on Saturday.
Darren Collison scored 21 points on 8-11 shooting, in a strong performance. He also tallied 3 rebounds. Other top performers for Los Angeles were Blake Griffin with 16 points and 8 rebounds, DeAndre Jordan with 14 points and 17 rebounds, and Jamal Crawford with 13 points and 8 assists. On 8-15 shooting, including 3-4 from behind the arc, Victor Oladipo put up 22 points off the bench for Orlando in the loss. He also registered 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Victor Oladipo chipped in 22 points and 8 rebounds.
Poor shooting (eFG% of 39.9%) combined with sloppy ball-handling (TO% of 17.8) proved too much to overcome for the Magic. On the season, they are winless (0-3) when posting an eFG% of worse than 45% while also giving the ball away on more than 17% of their possessions. The Clippers are undefeated (3-0) when coaxing their opponents into such substandard offensive showings.
Orlando (10-24) has now dropped their last four consecutive games.
Coming up, the Clippers square off with the Boston Celtics, who are 13-21 on the season. The Magic match up against the Portland Trail Blazers, currently sitting at 26-8 this year. The Clippers have a 1-0 record against Boston this season.