Game Preview: Washington Wizards at Orlando Magic
The Orlando Magic were defeated by the Denver Nuggets 120-112 on Wednesday night. The Washington Wizards were defeated by the Charlotte Bobcats 98-85 on Wednesday.
These two teams met back on December 2 in Washington D.C. and the Wizards blew out the Magic 98-80 behind 16 points and 13 assists from John Wall.
They met again on February 26 and the Wizards got 27 points and seven assists from John Wall to earn a 115-106 victory.
The Magic are 19-47 while the Wizards are 33-31.
The Magic rank 26th in offensive rating (99.5), 18th in defensive rating (104.7) and play at the league’s 15th-fastest pace (96.23). The Wizards are 19th in offensive rating (102.9), 11th in defensive rating (102.8) and play at the league’s 20th-fastest pace (95.96).
Tip-off from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida is scheduled for 7:00 pm EST and will be shown locally on FS Florida.
As always, if you can’t watch the game, you can listen on the radio – in English on AM 580 WDBO and FM 96.5 and in Spanish on AM 1270 WRLZ.
The officials for tonight’s game are Joe Crawford, Mark Ayotte and Derek Richardson.
The Line: Washington – 5.0 (201)
It’s Darrell Armstrong night!
- Wizards’ center Nene* is out 4-to-6 weeks with an MCL injury.
- Glen Rice (right wrist surgery) is out indefinitely.
- Kevin Seraphin (sore right knee) is questionable.
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