John Wall scored 27 points, dished out seven assists and grabbed five rebounds to lead the Washington Wizards to a 115-106 victory over the Orlando Magic at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Tuesday night.
The Wizards got back over .500 while it was the 16th consecutive road loss for the Magic.
Three other Wizards’ players had at least 20 points. Trevor Ariza had 22 points on seven-of-10 shooting, Marcin Gortat had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Bradley Beal scored 21 points.
Those four players combined to shoot 34-of-55 from the field, eight-of-10 from beyond the arc, including a perfect five-of-five from Ariza, and 15-of-21 from the free throw line.
The Wizards were in control throughout much of the night, but the Magic kept threatening to get back in the game and cut the lead to single digits several times, but could never get it any closer than that.
Rookie Victor Oladipo led the Magic with 26 points and five assists while Nikola Vucevic scored 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. Maurice Harkless, filling in for the Magic’s best player, the injured Arron Afflalo, scored 22 points and grabbed five rebounds.
The Wizards are now 29-29 and the Magic are 17-42.