LOS ANGELES — At practice Friday, in an attempt to coax something extra out his team, Jacque Vaughn asked many Orlando Magic players how many charges they’ve taken this season.
A few answered, “None.”
Vaughn didn’t bother to ask J.J. Redick. The coach knew Redick ranked among the team’s leaders in charges taken.
On Saturday, Redick took a charge by Jamal Crawford with 12.9 seconds left, and it helped propel the Magic to a 104-101 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.
“He didn’t give the ball up,” Redick said. “He just ran right through me.”
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