Wizards Vs. Magic: Washington Surges Past Orlando, 93-85

Kevin Seraphin takes full advantage of Dwight Howard's absence, scoring 24 points and grabbing 13 rebounds.

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Kevin Seraphin A Bright Spot At End Of Dreary Washington Wizards Season

There hasn't been much for Wizards fans to cheer this season, but Kevin Seraphin's emergence is one thing worth noting.

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Magic Vs. Wizards Pixels: Kevin Seraphin Is All Your Points And Rebounds

Catch up quick on the news, notes and must-see from Tuesday's Magic Vs. Wizards action -- good and bad -- with 'Postive Pixels, Wicked Pixels.' It's your morning-after Wizards hangover cure.

Positive Pixels

KEVIN SERAPHIN IS THE BEST CENTER IN THE NBA. Hyperbole of course, but he is the best Kevin Seraphin he can be. Right now that's pretty good, and it could get better. With Dwight Howard out, Seraphin put up career highs in points (24) and rebounds (12) and tied a career high with four blocks. NBA success is often as simple as about opportunity and confidence and Seraphin is using the former to build the latter.

Jordan Crawford is Jordan Crawford. Yes, at times that means living with wild shot selection, but as John Wall said after the game, you sometimes have to live with those shots because Crawford's capable of making them. He hit two big shots late to preserve the Wizards win, then dropped a Money Quote after the game when I asked why he didn't react emotionally to either shot.

You get a 10-day! And you get a 10-day! For the second straight game, Cartier Martin (12 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists) and James Singleton (12 points, 8 rebounds) gave the Wizards productive minutes off the bench. They've been so good that head coach Randy Wittman had a brilliant idea: "We might have to go all 10-day contracts next year. Some of our guys might not like to hear that."

Wicked Pixels

The John Wall bobblehead looks nothing like John Wall. Reaching here, obviously, but tell me I'm wrong. Also, why does this bobblehead look nothing like the old John Wall bobblehead? Has John Wall changed that much? Who even makes these things? I have a lot of questions ...

For more on this game, catch up with our Magic vs. Wizards StoryStream and check out our Wizards blog, Bullets Forever.

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Magic Vs. Wizards Recap: Washington Wins Back-To-Back, Beating Orlando 93-85

For the second straight night, the Washington Wizards defeated a Southeast Division opponent, winning back-to-back games for only the second time this year. The Wizards blew out the woeful Bobcats on Monday night and then turned around to beat the playoff-bound Orlando Magic, 93-85, at Verizon Center. Orlando played without star center Dwight Howard, but Washington still clamped down on the Magic's guards to clinch the win.

The Wizards shot 50 percent from the floor and dished 20 assists. On Monday, they moved the ball with ease against Charlotte and were effective again on Tuesday with 20 dimes. Kevin Seraphin, who's really stepped up his production over the past month, had perhaps his best game taking advantage of a Howard-less Magic and scoring 24 points while grabbing 13 rebounds. He's been a consistent and reliable contributor while both Trevor Booker and Nene have been out injured.

As was the case on Monday, Randy Wittman got solid contributions from his two ten-day contract bench players. Both Cartier Martin and James Singleton scored 12 points each off the bench. Singleton grabbed eight boards as well in just 23 minutes. But it was the defensive effort, getting out and guarding Orlando in the backcourt and holding the Magic to just 37 percent from the floor and 31 percent from three-point range.

Washington will now have a couple days off before trying to make it three in a row against the Knicks on Friday at Madison Square Garden.

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Magic Vs. Wizards Score Update: Kevin Seraphin Continues Production, Washington Tied With Orlando At Half

The Washington Wizards are looking for their second win in as many nights, and after last night's blowout of the lowly Bobcats, they're all even with the Orlando Magic at the half. Orlando is playing without All-Star center Dwight Howard, who's been battling back problems for the past two weeks and sat out last night for the Magic. But Orlando cruised to a win against the Pistons without him, and they're tied 41-41 tonight at Verizon Center.

Without Howard patrolling the paint, Kevin Seraphin continued his breakout second half of the season. He's significantly increased his production over the past month, and tonight he had a game-high 14 points and five boards in the first 24 minutes. John Wall is a perfect five for five from the charity stripe and is also already in double figures, adding 11 points. The Magic shot just 33 percent from the field in the first half and rely heavily on the three-pointer. If Washington can continue to challenge at the arc, Randy Wittman's club could start off the week two for two.

For more on the Washington Wizards, check out SB Nation's Wizards blog Bullets Forever. You can also head over to SB Nation's main NBA hub at SBNation.com/NBA. Also, check out SB Nation's YouTube channel here:

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Wizards Vs. Magic: Dwight Howard Out For Tuesday's Game

The Orlando Magic will be without Dwight Howard on Tuesday when they take on the Washington Wizards.

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