Notebook: Magic 90, Wizards 83



Posted Dec 19, 2012 11:20 PM

By Dick Scanlon, For NBA.com

THE FACTS: J.J. Redick came off the bench to score 17 points and lead the Orlando Magic to their fourth straight win, but Glen Davis went out with a shoulder injury in the final minute of a 90-83 victory over the Washington Wizards.

Redick and E'Twaun Moore combined to go 7-for-11 from 3-point range and score 32 points in a game Orlando (12-13) lead from the beginning of the second quarter to the end.

A strong third quarter enabled the Magic to survive a 14-point final quarter in which they shot 4-for-19.

With 47.8 seconds left, Davis was fouled on a drive to the basket, screamed in pain as he fell to the floor and was taken to the locker room holding his left shoulder. The extent of the injury is not known.

Nene scored a game- and season-high 20 points and Jordan Crawford added 19 for the Wizards (3-20), who lost their fifth straight.

QUOTABLE: "We weren't good offensively in the fourth [quarter], but we got enough stops -- that's what it came down to."

-- J.J. Redick

THE STAT: The Magic shot 17 free throws -- barely above their league-low average of 16.4 per game -- but nine more than the Wizards attempted.

TURNING POINT: The Wizards were down by only two points at halftime, but they missed four of their first five shots and committed two turnovers at the outset of the third quarter, falling behind by nine. It was all catch-up after that.

QUOTABLE II: "We lost the game in the third quarter. We came out in the third quarter and cared more about 'me' than 'we.' 'Who's getting shots? I need shots.'"

-- Wizards coach Randy Wittman

HOT: Cartier Martin (3-for-4), Martell Webster (3-for-6) and Crawford (3-for-7) gave the Wizards 53 percent 3-point shooting after they came into the game as the second-worst 3-point shooting team in the NBA (32 percent).

NOT: Earl Barron and Shaun Livingston, pressed by circumstances into the Washington starting lineup, combined on 2-for-13 shooting and scored four points in 45 combined minutes.

FANTASY SPOTLIGHT: Redick is on one of the best runs of his career, averaging 16.3 points and 4.8 assists over the last six games, while shooting 49 percent.

ROOKIE WATCH: Wizards guard Bradley Beal was a late scratch after injuring his back Tuesday night. ... Maurice Harkless had nine points, seven rebounds and two steals in 18 minutes.

NOTABLE: The Magic said they would not have a report on Davis' status until Thursday, and coach Jacque Vaughn said: "Until I get the diagnosis, I'm planning in using the same lineup [Friday night in Toronto]." But the Magic players did not sound optimistic. Redick: "He [looked like] a player who was worried." Rookie forward Andrew Nicholson: "Seeing the replay just makes you cringe." Jameer Nelson: "You always worry when you see a big, tough guy like Glen going down holding his shoulder. As athletes, sometimes things happen and you can't control 'em ... Hopefully whatever is going on with his shoulder is not too serious." ... Center Nikola Vucevic led Orlando's 48-36 rebound advantage with 13 -- his fourth straight double-digit rebounding game.

UP NEXT: For the Wizards, Friday @ Detroit, Saturday vs. Detroit, Wednesday vs. Cleveland. For the Magic, Friday @ Toronto, Sunday vs. Utah, Wednesday vs. New Orleans.