Wizards defeat Magic 93-85, win two straight

Kalyn McMackin Contributor
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Coming off a blowout win in Charlotte, the Washington Wizards defeated the visiting Orlando Magic 93-85 Monday night, earning their second straight win.

Trailing by double digits throughout the first quarter, the Wizards were able to hold off the Magic, scoring just 12 points in the second quarter before rallying from behind to tie the game at 41 all going into the half.

The second half went back and forth as both teams traded baskets at each end, but by the fourth quarter, the Wizards sealed the deal. The Magic (34-24) beat the Wizards three times already this season — but Washington’s victory snapped Orlando’s nine game winning streak.

Kevin Seraphin led the Wizards, scoring a career-high of 24 points and 13 rebounds, while Jordan Crawford scored 21 points.

John Wall added 15 points, while Cartier Martin and James Singleton each had 12 off the bench.

The Magic were forced to play without star center Dwight Howard — who has missed the past two games due to back spasms — so Jameer Nelson was the lead scorer of the night with 19 points. Quentin Richardson scored 14 off the bench while Glen “Big Baby’” Davis had another double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

The Wizards will have the next two days off before heading to New York to take on Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

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