ORLANDO, FL - FEBRUARY 06: Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers attempts a shot over Jameer Nelson #14 of the Orlando Magic during the game at Amway Center on February 6, 2012 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Clippers Vs. Magic: L.A. Overcomes 15-Point Deficit In Orlando

The Clippers snapped their nine-game losing streak to Orlando.

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Chauncey Billups Injury: Clippers Guard Injures Achilles, Could Be Lost For Season

Chauncey Billups of the Los Angeles Clippers figured to be one of the key reserves that would help the moribund franchise finally return to respectability. Backing up the great Chris Paul and flanked by Caron Butler and Mo Williams, these guards would help power the craziness of Lob City.

It looks like that multi-pronged guard attack might have to wait awhile after Billups sustained what looked to be a tough injury against the Orlando Magic. Steve Kyler of HoopsWorld reports an Achilles injury, which generally means a red alert for any basketball player.

"He’s going to be re-evaluated," Del Negro said. "He’s got an Achilles injury. I don’t know the severity of it, but it’s kind of bittersweet. We will see what happens but we will re-evaluate it tomorrow."

Many of Billups’ teammates commented in the locker room that their point guard was "done," hinting that the Achilles was more than a strain and was, in fact, a full tear.

Billups left the locker room with his foot in a boot, walked with the aid of crutches and did not speak to media.

Billups has struggled to start the season with his decision-making, particularly down the stretch of games. However, his veteran presence figured to have a big impact later on come playoff time. His loss could be really felt down the stretch, as Paul and Williams will be forced to log the big minutes at the one spot.

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Clippers Vs. Magic Final Score: Chris Paul Leads L.A. To 107-102 Win

Caron Butler scored five of his 14 points in overtime, including the go-ahead three-pointer with 1:49 remaining, helping the Los Angeles Clippers to a 107-102 win over the Orlando Magic Monday night at Amway Center in Orlando. The win snapped a nine-game losing streak by the Clippers against the Magic.

Chris Paul had 29 points, eight assists, and seven rebounds to lead the Clippers, whose last win against Orlando came on December 3, 2006. Blake Griffin had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Clippers, who shot 43.9% from the field.

In the last nine days, the Clippers have snapped a nine-game losing streak in Denver, a 16-game skid in Utah, and a nine-game overall losing streak to the Magic.

Dwight Howard had 33 points and 14 rebounds for Orlando in the loss. The Magic shot 46.5% on the night, but shot just 40.3% after a 13-for-19 first quarter during which they held a 30-15 lead over the Clippers.

Orlando led 47-42 at halftime after Howard had 21 points and seven rebounds in the first half, but the Clippers opened the second half on fire. Los Angeles went on an 11-2 run to open the third quarter thanks to three-pointers from Chauncey Billups, Paul, and Butler. The Clippers built a lead as big as nine points in the fourth quarter before Orlando came back to tie the game with 2:45 remaining.

After three ties and two lead changes late in the fourth quarter, Jameer Nelson missed a 16-foot jumper on right baseline with 0.9 seconds remaining that would have won the game for the Magic. After review, Mo Williams was shown to have grabbed the rebound with 0.5 seconds left, which gave Los Angeles a chance to win in regulation, but Williams missed a 19-footer at the buzzer to send the game into overtime.

Billups, who scored 18 points on the night, injured his left achilles with 5:48 remaining in the fourth quarter and did not return.

The win was the fourth straight road win for the Clippers, their longest streak since a four-game streak from April to November 2007, spanning two seasons. The Clippers are one win shy of tying their franchise record road winning streak, set in November 1973 when the franchise was known as the Buffalo Braves.

For more news and information on Clippers basketball, be sure to read Clips Nation.


Clippers Vs. Magic Game Score: Dwight Howard Wreaks Havoc, Orlando Leads 47-42 At Halftime

Dwight Howard scored 21 points, on 9-of-11 shooting, and grabbed seven rebounds in the first half, leading the Orlando Magic to a 47-42 halftime lead over the Los Angeles Clippers at the Amway Center in Orlando on Monday night. Orlando used a 19-4 run in the first quarter to take the lead over the Clippers, who chipped away at that lead in the second quarter.

The Clippers have lost nine straight contests against the Magic.

Blake Griffin had 11 points and six rebounds for the Clippers, who shot 40% (16 for 40) in the opening half. Chris Paul added nine points, four rebounds, and two assists for Los Angeles.

Orlando started off the game making eight of their first nine shots, including three dunks by Howard. The Magic shot 68.4% (13 of 19) in the first quarter, including making three of seven shots from three-point range. In the first quarter, the Magic were an inside-outside team with nothing in between. They made 10 of 12 shots from inside the paint and shot nothing in between the paint and the three-point line. Howard had 13 points in the opening quarter and Jason Richardson had 12.

The Clippers were down 37-23 midway through the second quarter, but a 14-2 cut that lead to just two points. Los Angeles outrebounded Orlando 19-16 in the opening half. The Magic shot 55.6% (20 for 36) int he first 24 minutes.

For more news and information on Clippers basketball, be sure to read Clips Nation.


Clippers Vs. Magic: Game Time, TV Info And More

The Los Angeles Clippers look for their fourth straight road win Monday night as they battle the Orlando Magic at Amway Center. Here are the relevant details of Monday night's game:

Records: Clippers (14-7, second in Western Conference); Magic (15-9, sixth in Eastern Conference)

Location: Amway Center in Orlando

Time: 4 p.m. PST

TV: Prime Ticket

Offensive Efficiency: Clippers, 107.9 points per 100 possessions (fourth in NBA); Magic, 102.4 (16th)

Defensive Efficiency: Magic, 101.1 (12th); Clippers, 105.7 (24th)

Series History: The Clippers have lost nine consecutive games to the Magic, with their last win coming on December 3, 2006. The Clippers have lost their last five games in Orlando.

Fast Start: The Clippers are currently 14-7 on the season. With a win on Monday, they would move to 15-7, their best start since the 1974-1975 Buffalo Braves were 16-6 after 22 games.

For more news and information on Clippers basketball, be sure to read Clips Nation.


Clippers Vs. Magic: L.A. Looks To Snap Losing Streak To Orlando

The Clippers have lost nine straight games to Orlando.

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