The Orlando Magic will face their toughest defensive test so far this season when they host the high-octane Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.

Through Monday, the Clippers led the league in points per game (119.0) and offensive efficiency (116.6 points per 100 possessions).

Los Angeles' latest victim was Houston. The Clippers beat the Rockets 137-118 Monday night behind 15 made 3-pointers and a game-high 26 points from former Magic shooting guard J.J. Redick.

"That's pretty impressive," Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said. "They've got shooters all around the gym, guys that can get to the rim [with] their bigs that they start. They can give you different, multiple lineups. And, then, Chris Paul having the ball in his hands and creating opportunities for different people [is tough to stop]."

The Magic's defense has been impressive so far. Through Monday, Orlando ranked ninth in defensive efficiency, limiting opponents to 96.5 points per 100 possessions.

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Wednesday's game will be the third time Redick has played against the Magic.

Redick appeared in 396 regular-season games for Orlando before the team traded him, Gustavo Ayón and Ish Smith on Feb. 21 to the Milwaukee Bucks for Tobias Harris, Doron Lamb and Beno Udrih.

The Magic played the Bucks twice after the trade — once in Milwaukee and once in Orlando — and Redick shot 33.3 percent from the field and averaged 10.0 points in those games.

"It was a little weird [to play against J.J.], but it was fun," Magic point guard Jameer Nelson said. "He's a great competitor, and he's a friend and a professional. I feel like I'm the same in his eyes. We've just got to go out there and compete, and I just wish him the best."

The Clippers' roster also includes another former Magic player, small forward Matt Barnes.