Falling short at the buzzer is becoming a habit for Orlando recently. The Magic had a chance to win it at the death but two blocked shots in the finals seconds saw Orlando lose. The final score read Washington Wizards 102 – 100 Orlando Magic
With Bradley Beal out Kyle Kuzma led the Wizards with 19 points and Spencer Dinwiddie had 17 points. Montrezl Harrell had 16 points and Raul Neto 15 points from the bench.
Top Performers For The Magic
Terrence Ross had been on fire, scoring 32 points from the bench. Again offensively he was the only significant scoring contributor from the second unit. He scored 20 consecutive points during the second half, matching a team record held by Tracy McGrady from 2003.
Cole Anthony notched 12 points.
Franz Wagner returned to scoring double digits when he scored 16. He has scored double figures in 35 of his 41 NBA games, including attaining 20-points or more on 10 occasions.
Gary Harris maintained a run of double-digit score with 11 points, this now sits at 20 in his last 22 games.
Mo Bamba scored 10 points, 2 steals and 9 rebounds.
Chuma Okeke as a starter hit 8 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and a block.
Moving On After Falling Short At The Buzzer
It is a rematch on Wednesday 12th in Washington for these teams. However before we play again Washington will have the first night of a back-to-back at home to play on Tuesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Orlando’s record is now 7 wins and 34 losses. The Magic remain last in the Eastern Conference and have the NBA’s worst record. The Magic have now lost 9 games consecutively. Of the last 10 games played the Magic have won 1. The home record stands at 2 wins of 17 games played, whilst on the road it is 5 wins in 24 played. Points per game sees the Magic score 101.7 whilst conceding 110.9.
Washington have a record of 20 wins and 20 losses. The Wizarrds are 9th in the Eastern Conference. Of the last 10 games played they have won 5. Their home record stands at 9 wins in 17 played.
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