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Game Preview: Washington Wizards at Orlando Magic

2014 April 11
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The Orlando Magic won for the fourth time in seven games Wednesday when they defeated the Brooklyn Nets 115-111 behind 24 points from Arron Afflalo. The Washington Wizards were defeated by the Charlotte Bobcats 94-88 in overtime on Wednesday night, causing them to drop from sixth to seventh in the Eastern Conference.

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.

On March 14, the Wizards took down the Magic 105-101 in overtime. Wall had 21 points and 11 assists.

The Magic are 23-55 while the Wizards are 40-38.

The Magic rank 27th in offensive rating (99.6), 16th in defensive rating (104.6) and play at the league’s 15th-fastest pace (96.00). The Wizards are 19th in offensive rating (102.8), 10th in defensive rating (102.6) and play at the league’s 19th-fastest pace (95.45).

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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 Marc Davis, Bennie Adams and Tre Maddox.

The Line: Washington – 7.0 (194)

Starters:

Washington Wizards

Marcin Gortat
Trevor Booker
Trevor Ariza
Bradley Beal
John Wall

Orlando Magic

Dewayne Dedmon
Kyle O’Quinn
Maurice Harkless
Arron Afflalo
Jameer Nelson

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  • Niokola Vucevic is out again (achilles).
  • Glen Rice (write surgery) is out indefinitely.

Wizards Resources:

Bullets Forever
Truth About It
Wiz of Awes
Washington Post
Washington Wizards Blog

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