Wizards face the Magic, look for 4th straight victory

Washington Wizards (15-21, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (13-23, 13th in the Eastern Conference)

Orlando, Florida; Friday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Washington seeks to prolong its three-game win streak with a victory over Orlando.

The Magic are 2-4 in division play. Orlando ranks seventh in the Eastern Conference with 10.2 offensive rebounds per game led by Wendell Carter Jr. averaging 2.2.

The Wizards are 3-3 against the rest of the division. Washington is ninth in the Eastern Conference giving up only 113.3 points while holding opponents to 46.5% shooting.

TOP PERFORMERS: Paolo Banchero is scoring 20.9 points per game with 6.7 rebounds and 3.9 assists for the Magic. Franz Wagner is averaging 20.5 points and 3.9 rebounds while shooting 46.9% over the last 10 games for Orlando.

Kristaps Porzingis is scoring 21.9 points per game and averaging 8.9 rebounds for the Wizards. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 2.8 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Washington.

LAST 10 GAMES: Magic: 7-3, averaging 115.6 points, 44.8 rebounds, 24.3 assists, 7.2 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 48.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.2 points per game.

Wizards: 4-6, averaging 113.8 points, 41.1 rebounds, 24.6 assists, 7.6 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 49.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.2 points.

INJURIES: Magic: Jonathan Isaac: out (knee), Chuma Okeke: out (knee), Jalen Suggs: out (ankle).

Wizards: Bradley Beal: out (hamstring).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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