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Recap

The Wizards got the season series sweep of the Magic by coming back from down 14 to win in Orlando, 96-86. Washington got it done in the fourth quarter, beating Orlando by 13 in the final frame, playing with a sense of urgency. The win coupled with Charlotte's loss put the Wizards back in the sixth spot. The Wizards once again really struggled from long distance, going just 2/19 but got to the free throw line 33 times, making 24. Washington also trailed Orlando in the rebounding department big early but got the job done on the boards late and ended up outrebounding the Magic. In just his second game back from injury, Nene led the Wizards with 17 points. Wall had 12 assists and just one turnover and added 10 points. Beal chipped in 16 while Porter and Harrington both had nine points and nine boards. Aaron Afflalo led all scorers with 19 points while Jameer Nelson just missed a triple-double with 12 points, 11 assists and seven boards.

Key Moment

The fourth quarter was back and forth the whole way until the Wizards went on a late 9-0 run over three minutes, starting at the 4:24 mark, to seal the game away. The run was sparked by an Otto Porter putback and featured three other finishes at the hoop, all on assists from Wall.

Player of the Game

Nene has only been back from injury for two games now but showed no rust. He came off the bench to score 17 points on 7/11 shooting in just 20 minutes. He added three boards, two assists and a steal and a block.

Key Number

33. The Wizards made their living at the free throw line, getting to the line 33 times, their fourth highest number of attempts of the year. They made 24.

Unsung Hero

Otto Porter set career-highs in minutes, points and boards with 26, 9 and 9 and played major minutes in the fourth quarter to help the Wizards get the crucial victory.

By: Jacob Raim



Field Goal %: 42.7%
3 Point %: 10.5%
Assists: 24
Rebounds: 44
Opponents Field Goal %: 41.6%


Points: Nene - 17
Rebounds: Porter and Harrington - 9
Assists: John Wall - 12
Blocks: 4 Tied - 1
Steals: Bradley Beal - 3