The Washington Wizards never stood a chance against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. Orlando jumped ahead to a 13-2 lead, quickly moved the lead to double digits and never were threatened in a 103-85 victory that was not as close as the final score indicated.
The Wizards missed their first 12 shots of the game and eventually fell behind, 31-14, after the first quarter. From there, the closest they got was 16 points.
The Washington Wizards are getting ready to take on the Orlando Magic in Orlando, and they could see the sixth pick of the NBA draft, forward Jan Vesely make his NBA and Wizards debut in some capacity, according to Michael Lee of the Washington Post.
Jan Vesely practiced without complications past 2 days & will likely dress vs. ORL. Flip said JV might play to foul Dwight Howard#wizards
While Vesely will dress for the game, it looks like his role will be to play "Hack-a-Dwight" to put Orlando's star player on the free throw line, rather than let him rack up points in the paint and catch ally-oops from point guard Jamar Nelson. Vesely had been dealing with some discomfort in his hip that has caused him to miss the beginning of the season.
The Washington Wizards hope to pick up their first win of the season Wednesday when they visit the Orlando Magic at Amway Center. The Wizards stand as the league's lone remaining winless team and would no doubt love to pull off an upset of the host Magic, who swept them by an average of 18.7 points per game in the 2010/11 season.
Fourth-year stretch forward Ryan Anderson leads the Magic in scoring with 19.2 points per game. Dwight Howard paces the team with 15.3 boards, 1.8 steals, and 2.7 blocks while adding 17.7 points of his own.
Here are more details on Wednesday's Magic/Wizards tilt:
Game Date/Time: Wednesday, January 4; 7:00pm ET
Location: Amway Center, Orlando, FL
TV Schedule Wizards: Comcast SportsNet Magic: Sun Sports
Radio Schedule Wizards: The Fan 106.7 FM Magic: News Talk AM 580 WDBO