Third straight win for the Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers is proud to have a stat line like he had Wednesday night in any arena.

Twenty-five points, 7 for 10 from 3-point range and 9 of 12 from the field.

But a trip home where his high school jersey was retired Tuesday night was made even more special with an outstanding performance that helped push the Clippers to a 113-108 victory over the Orlando Magic. Rivers, coming off missing a game due to the NBA concussion protocol, made his biggest long-range shot with 2:18 left to give the Clippers a nine-point lead that proved too much for Orlando to overcome. With forward Luc Mbah a Moute out with a shoulder injury, Doc Rivers went with a three-guard lineup that included Chris Paul, J.J. Redick and Austin. The Clippers gave up more than usual on defense with the smaller lineup, but they made up for it with explosiveness. 

The trio combined for 51 points while also keeping the Magic on their heels all night. All five Clippers starters scored in double figures.

The Magic at times were able to overpower the Clippers smaller lineup. It certainly worked for Aaron Gordon, who had one of his better all-around games with a game-high 33 points and seven rebounds. But defensively, Orlando couldn't keep up and as result fell to 4-9 at home this season.