Wall, Beal lead Wizards to 117-109 victory over Magic

ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 13, 2018 10:43 AM
Wall, Beal lead Wizards to 117-109 victory over Magic
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) dunks the ball in front of Orlando Magic guard Terrence Ross (31) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Washington. The Wizards won 117-109. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

By Ian Quillen, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall had 25 points and 10 assists, Bradley Beal added 21 points and the Washington Wizards won consecutive games for the first time this season, beating the Orlando Magic 117-109 on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time).

Jeff Green added 18 points off the bench on 6-of-7 shooting for Washington, which lost at Orlando on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time) to fall to 2-9 before winning at Miami.

The Wizards made 24 free throws on 33 attempts, 22 more than the Magic earned, and out-rebounded the visitors 41-34.

Terrence Ross scored 21 points off the bench to lead Orlando, which saw a two-game winning streak snapped.

Aaron Gordon had 18 points and 10 rebounds a night after he was scratched with a sprained ankle, and Nikola Vucevic had 17 points and 11 rebounds.

Green made his first six field-goal attempts, including two during a decisive 14-4 Washington run. His fourth three-pointer of the night, from the right wing off Wall's feed, gave the Wizards a 99-94 lead. He followed that with an alley-oop dunk, also on Wall's assist, to push the lead to five again.

From there, Wall hit a pair of contested fadeaways and then a pair of free throws to make 108-98 with 4:00 left, Washington's largest lead of the night.

The Magic pulled only as close as five points down the stretch.

FIT TO BE TIED

Orlando and Washington were tied at the end of each of the first three quarters. It was knotted at 30 after the first, 55 at halftime and 83 after the third.

TIP-INS

Magic: Failed to win three straight for the first time since Feb. 5-8 last season and three straight on the road for the first time since on Oct. 31-Nov. 10, 2017. ... A night after his injury scratch, Gordon led all Orlando players in minutes.

Wizards: Waived G Chasson Randle before the game. ... Did not commit a turnover until Austin Rivers' errant pass with 10:41 left in the second quarter.

UP NEXT

Magic: Host Philadelphia on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time).

Wizards: Host Cleveland on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) in the second game of a five-game homestand.

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