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Magic Vs. Wizards: Washington Battles, But Comes Up Short, 102-95

Ryan Anderson leads the Magic with 23 points, while Dwight Howard scores 14 points and grabs 12 rebounds.

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Magic Vs. Wizards: Positive Pixels, Wicked Pixels As John Wall, Jordan Crawford Go Off In Loss

The Wizards made another double-digit comeback, but again fell short. This time, Ryan Anderson and the Magic were too tough down the stretch, pulling out a 102-95 win.


Magic Vs. Wizards Final Score: Washington Goes Down 102-95

The Washington Wizards were trying to pick up their first win over the Orlando Magic this season, after losing both previous games on the road. After trailing at halftime, the Wizards opened up the second half with a run to take the lead. Unfortunately for the Wiz however, Magic forward Ryan Anderson found his groove as the Magic retook the lead and held on to win 102-95, beating Washington for the third straight time this season and extending the Wizards losing streak to seven games.

John Wall ended the night with 33 points to lead the Wizards, also picking up 4 assists with just one turnover. With the shake up in the line-up, JaVale McGee and Nick Young played just 14 and 17 minutes respectively, combining for just 14 points. Jordan Crawford added 18 points in the loss while Trevor Booker picked up 13 rebounds and 7 points on the night.

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Magic Vs. Wizards Score Update: Orlando Ahead, 46-41, After Late Washington Rally

The Orlando Magic jumped ahead to an early double-digit lead against the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center on Wednesday, but Washington rallied in the second quarter, cutting Orlando's lead to 46-41 at halftime. John Wall led the rally, scoring a game-high 13 points, many of which came in the second quarter.

A fast start by the Magic allowed them to jump ahead, 27-11, midway through the first quarter after a Jason Richardson fadeaway. They led, 37-23, midway through the second quarter, but the Wizards close the half on an 18-9 run to cut the lead to five points.

Richardson has 12 points to lead the Magic. Richardson and Wall are the only players in double figures for either team. JaVale McGee came off the bench to score nine points for Washington, while Ryan Anderson had eight points and seven rebounds for Orlando. Dwight Howard has seven points and seven rebounds.

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Magic Vs. Wizards: JaVale McGee, Nick Young Benched; Jordan Crawford, Kevin Seraphin Start

There's a new starting lineup (for tonight, at least) in Washington. Nick Young and JaVale McGee will start on the bench, while Jordan Crawford and Kevin Seraphin take their place in the starting lineup.

Young and McGee were benched in Tuesday night's loss to Milwaukee, a decision that showed head coach Randy Wittman is serious about disciplining undisciplined play. The move also resulted in a big surge for the Wizards, who stormed back into what was at the time a blowout, and came up one box-out short of a win against the Bucks.

Apparently, that was enough for Wittman to make the switch on Wednesday.

"i found a group of guys last night that went out in the second half and battled their tails off to put us in a position to win," Wittman said before the game. "That's why i went with them down the stretch."

So how did the benched players react to the move?

"I talked to [McGee] today. He's fine," Wittman said. "I said, 'Last night's game's over with. I need you to do what you can do. That's how we got to approach it. Everybody has their ups and downs. learning experiences are a valuable lesson in how you're going to digest it.'"

OK, last night was last night, as Wittman repeated, but apparently the lesson will extend at least one more game.

"Every game is a learning experience," Wittman said. "That's what last night was. We can't look in the past. We now have to look forward to what we're going to do here tonight."

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Magic Vs. Wizards Game Time, TV Schedule, Radio And More

The Washington Wizards are back home at the Verizon Center as they welcome in the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. The Wizards are coming off a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on the road and will be looking to beat the Magic for the first time this season. The Wiz lost the first two match ups, getting blown out in the first meeting on the road but losing a tough match up 109-103 also on the road.

The Magic will be making their first trip to D.C. this season as they come off a loss to the Atlanta Hawks last Thursday, and haven't played since the All-Star break. Orlando will be looking to win their third straight game against the Wiz and their first game in the Verizon center this season.

Location: Verizon Center, Washington D.C.

Game Time: 7:00 p.m. ET

TV Schedule: CSNB

Radio: 106.7 FM

We'll have plenty more on this game throughout the day on SB Nation DC, so keep it locked to this StoryStream for all the latest news and updates. For more on this game and all things Washington Wizards basketball, please head over to Bullets Forever. For a view from the other bench you can check out Orlando Pinstriped Post, SB Nation's Orlando Magic blog. For more on this and every NBA game please check out the SB Nation NBA basketball hub page.


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