Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Jamal Crawford had 22 points, Blake Griffin scored 20 and the Los Angeles Clippers led wire-to-wire in a 114-90 win over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday.
The Clippers' eight-point lead at halftime shrunk to as low as five in the third quarter, but they ended the frame on a 19-8 run to take over the game.
Los Angeles shot 60 percent from the field in the third, led by Chris Paul's 10 points and five assists. Paul finished with 16 points and nine helpers.
"One game doesn't make your season, either way," said Clippers head coach Doc Rivers. "We just have to keep playing and getting better."
In a battle of the league's top rebounders, Nikola Vucevic out-rebounded DeAndre Jordan 14-11. Vucevic chipped in 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting for Orlando and Tobias Harris had a game-high 25 points on 8-of-14 shooting in the loss.
"We have to get that consistency," said Magic forward Channing Frye.
Vucevic's first basket over a minute into the game tied it at two, but just a couple of possessions later, J.J. Redick's 3-pointer gave the Clippers the lead for good. Los Angeles did not commit a turnover in the first quarter and finished with just seven for the game.
In the second half, the Clippers' reserves keyed the run that broke the game open. Ten of Crawford's 22 points came in the second half, and the bench scored 36 of their 58 points in the half.
Spencer Hawes finished with 10 points, six rebounds and four blocks in 20 minutes of action for LA.
The Los Angeles lead ballooned to a high of 28 points in the fourth quarter.
The Magic have lost two of their last three.
The Clippers started a seven-game road trip ... Orlando rookie Elfrid Payton made his first career 3-pointer in the fourth quarter ... Evan Fournier (heel) missed the game for Orlando.