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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