Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/19/12
ORLANDO -- The Orlando Magic beat the lowly Washington Wizards, 90-83, Wednesday night at Amway Center to win their fourth consecutive game. The Magic used a balance attack that included seven players with at least eight points. Reserves J.J. Redick and E’Twaun had 17 and 15 points, respectively. They combined to hit 7 of 11 from 3-point range. Arron Afflalo had 15 points for the Magic, who never trailed in the second half, leading by as many as 13 in the third quarter. Nene led the Wizards with 20 points. Jordan Crawford, who was coming off his second career triple-double Tuesday night, had 19 points. Glen Davis, who had 12 points and nine rebounds, left the game in the final minute with an injury to his left forearm after being fouled hard by Emeka Okafor. Magic center Nikola Vucevic had eight points and 13, his fourth consecutive game of at 11 rebounds. The Wizards (3-20) lost their fifth consecutive game. The Magic, who can reach the .500 mark by winning Friday in Toronto, held a 48-38 rebound advantage. Orlando led, 52-50, at intermission, riding the balance that withstood another big start from Crawford, who had 15 points by halftime. The Magic led by as many as 13 points early, but the Wizards bounced back quickly with reserve center Nene giving them a spark. Davis struggled early, committing three turnovers in the first six minutes. Redick had nine points in 11 first-half minutes, hitting all three of his 3-point shots. NOTES: The Wizards were without starting guard Bradley Beal, who injured his back Tuesday night when he tried to dunk on Atlanta's Josh Smith, who sent him to the floor. Beal, the rookie from Florida, played 40 minutes and scored 17 points against the Hawks, but he was not the same after Smith rejected his shot and sent him sprawling. Veteran Shaun Livingston replaced him in the lineup. Center Earl Barron got his first start, replacing Chris Singleton in the frontcourt. "We've got to find a way to get off to a better start," coach Randy Wittman said. ... Davis has begun promoting himself for the NBA All-Star Game, looking for votes on his official website. It brought a chuckle from Magic coach Jacque Vaughn, who declined to endorse his forward before Wednesday's game. "He can think he's a superhero if that's what's going to make him play better. I'll take that," Vaughn said. ... Magic are 30th in the NBA in steals and 24th in blocked shots, but they still are 8th in fewest points allowed (94.7 points per game), playing good defense overall.
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