Orlando Magic at LA Clippers (Jan. 16, 2020): How to Watch, Odds and Prediction

Aaron Gordon looks to continue some stellar play and lead the Orlando Magic to a sweep at the STaples Center. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Aaron Gordon looks to continue some stellar play and lead the Orlando Magic to a sweep at the STaples Center. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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After upsetting the Los Angeles Lakers with an undermanned roster, the Orlando Magic aim to sweep the Staples Center against the LA Clippers.

Orlando Magic (20-21) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (28-13)

Time/TV:

10:30 p.m./FOX Sports Florida

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Tickets:

$6-$223 on StubHub

2020 Season Series:

Tonight in Los Angeles; Jan. 26 in Orlando

PaceOff. Rtg.Def. Rtg.eFG%O.Reb.%TO%FTR
Orlando98.7105.4105.349.126.713.125.9
LA Clippers103.2111.9105.852.929.315.229.0

OMD Prediction

The Orlando Magic stunned the basketball world with a rousing victory against the Los Angeles Lakers without Evan Fournier and D.J. Augustin. The team is very likely to be without them again for their second Los Angeles game. And they are not sneaking up on anyone this time. It will take another spirited effort to earn the win again. And the LA Clippers do at least a few things that will keep the Orlando Magic in the game. If the Magic can force turnovers defensively like they did Wednesday, the Clippers will give them opportunities to get out and run. Aaron Gordon will have a tall task defending Kawhi Leonard like LeBron James on Wednesday. Expect another spirited effort. But we will see how much energy the Magic have.

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1) Markelle Fultz’s triple-double and Aaron Gordon’s highlight-reel dunks helped spark the Orlando Magic to a major victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on the road.

2) Markelle Fultz’s comeback felt complete as he had a triple-double on one of the NBA’s biggest stages against the Los Angeles Lakers, Josh Robbins of The Athletic writes. The game was cinematic, at the least. His triple-double came after he showed some supreme maturity bouncing back from a late-game gaffe against the Phoenix Suns on Friday, Jean Racine writes.

3) Markelle Fultz showed exactly what he could do on a big stage and in front of supporters like LeBron James and Quinn Cook, Dave McMenanim of ESPN writes.

4) Aaron Gordon had the highlight-reel players, but his complete effort is a big reason for the Orlando Magic’s big win, Jean Racine writes. Gordon is starting to take flight again.

5) The LA Clippers are struggling to put together complete efforts lately and their home game against the Orlando Magic is the last chance to build momentum before a long road trip, Lucas Hann of Clips Nation writes.

6) Kawhi Leonard is adding to his legacy with some sublime performances for the LA Clippers this year, Jordan German of Clipperholics writes.

7) The LA Clippers are in the same place the Toronto Raptors were in last year, Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times writes. The message for the Clippers is not to rush and enjoy the journey.

8) Ryan Snelling of Clipperholics assesses the LA Clippers at the midway point of the season as the team looks to be among the favorites to win the title.

9) As the trade deadline approaches, the Orlando Magic are facing two truths about their team.

10) How serious the Orlando Magic are about making the playoffs will determine whether the team looks to buy or sell at the trade deadline, Garrett Townsend of Orlando Pinstriped Post writes.

11) Luke Duffy of Hoops Habit reviews what the Magic could get for the three biggest trade pieces on their team.

12) Nikola Vucevic probably will not be an All-Star this year, but he is still clearly the Magic’s star player.

13) Returning to USC with the Orlando Magic this week brought back fond memories for Nikola Vucevic practicing at his alma mater, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel writes.

14) Gary Clark helped bring some versatility back to the Orlando Magic’s lineup in the face of all their injuries. Houston Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said the team let him go because of the need to leave room for a major trade.

15) Vic Law’s two-way contract is a big deal for his alma mater, Northwestern, Peter Warren of The Daily Northwestern writes (P.S.: Go Cats!).