Orlando Magic walloped by Wizards in DC
The Orlando Magic road woes continued on Tuesday night, as the Magic were blown out by the new-look Washington Wizards, 115-106. The Magic were allergic to defense for most of the game, giving up 88 points through the first three quarters and that pace is not something that a 17-win team can keep up with.
In his return to the D.C. area that he grew up in, Victor Oladipo led the Magic in scoring with 26 points. Moe Harkless, who started his second straight game for the injured Arron Afflalo, had one of his best games of the season with 22 points on the night. Nik Vucevic put up 19 points and 14 rebounds.
The Wizards were scoring in mass and featured four scorers who breached the 20+ point mark. John Wall led the team with 27 points and 7 assists, while Trevor Ariza had 22 and Marcin Gortat and Bradley Beal each scored 21.
The Magic fell to 17-42 on the season and a very unfortunate 3-27 on the road. The team still holds a 2.5 game lead for a coveted Top-3 lottery position, which would give Orlando a 11.5% chance of winning the overall lottery.
Orlando remains on the road Wednesday night in a back to back against the struggling Philadelphia 76ers. Tip is at 7pm.