WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall scored 27 points, and the must-make-playoffs Washington Wizards survived their first game after Nene’s latest injury, beating the road-hapless Orlando Magic 115-106 Tuesday night.
Trevor Ariza added 22 points and hit all five of his 3-point attempts, and Marcin Gortat had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Wizards, who made 10 of 16 3-pointers and have won a season-high four in a row to move one game above .500. They also improved to 2-6 this season without Nene, who sprained the MCL in his left knee Sunday in a 96-83 win at Cleveland.
Victor Oladipo scored 26 points for the Magic, who tied a single-season franchise record by losing their 16th consecutive road game. They remain without leading scorer Arron Afflalo, who missed his second game with a sprained right ankle.
Source: Associated Press