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Wizards cruise past Magic
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Emeka Okafor scored 19 points and pulled down 11 rebounds and A.J. Price added 18 points and six assists as the Washington Wizards cruised past the Orlando Magic, 120-91, at the Verizon Center on Monday.
Kevin Seraphin also dropped in 18 points and Bradley Beal netted 17 on 7-of-10 shooting from the floor for the Wizards, who have won a season-high three straight games.
John Wall, who returned to the lineup on Saturday after missing the first 33 games of the season with a knee injury, had 12 points and six assists in just under 20 minutes.
Jameer Nelson scored 19 points to go with 12 assists and Nikola Vucevic notched a double-double with 13 points and 13 boards for the Magic, losers of 11 of their last 12.
Glen Davis returned to the Orlando lineup after missing 11 games with a sprained left shoulder. He scored 13 points and grabbed four rebounds in just under 18 minutes.
Washington used a strong effort in the third quarter, outscoring Orlando by a 37-24 count to essentially put the game out of reach.
The Magic trailed 64-58 following Nelson's trey with just under nine minutes left in the frame, but the Wizards opened up an 18-11 swing to go up 82-67 at the four minute mark.
Orlando scored the next four points, but Washington closed the period with a 14-6 burst to take a 96-77 lead into the final frame.
The Magic struggled from the field in the fourth quarter, shooting 26.3 percent (5-for-19), and had no answers for the Wizards defensively. Washington made good on 10-of-19 tries from the floor.
Orlando lead 28-22 after the first quarter and took a 59-53 lead into the break.
The Wizards posted a season-high with their 120 points ... Washington scored 20 points off of 14 Magic turnovers ... Washington went 63.6 percent (7- for-11) from 3-point range ... J.J. Redick scored 12 points for Orlando.
01/14 21:55:11 ET
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