Not unlike other Wizards games this season, this one was done long before the final horn. The Magic sent Washington into the All-Star with a 101-76 that should remind the Wizards where they stand after the brief Era of Good Feelings that followed the teams' first road win of the season against Cleveland.
John Wall was brilliant for the Wizards, scoring 27 points on 10-of-17 shooting. Wall was aggressive looking for his shot and going to the basket -- he shot 10 free throws, the most he's had since a Jan. 11 win against the Kings, which went to overtime.
Unfortunately for the Wizards, Andray Blatche was the only other semi-viable offensive threat. He had 15 points, but he needed 17 shots to get there -- and he was missed eight of 10 shots in the first half.
The Wizards were without Rashard Lewis and Nick Young. Cartier Martin stepped into the starting lineup but had a nightmarish day shooting just 2 for 13 from the field including six misses in seven three point attempts.
Once again Dwight Howard dominated the Wizards, this time going for 32 points and 10 rebounds. Gilbert Arenas only had two points against his former team, adding six assists but also four turnovers.
The Wizards are off now through the All-Star break. They are sending two players -- JaVale McGee and John Wall -- to the festivities. McGee is a contestant in the Dunk Contest on Saturday and John Wall will play in the Rookie Challenge against the sophomores.
Next game action for the Wizards is Feb. 22 against the Pacers.