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(Monday, January 14th)
Final Score: Washington 120, Orlando 91
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.
"That was a beautiful thing tonight. The ball movement, you could just see everyone feeding off of it," said Wizards head coach Randy Wittman. "Everyone is touching the ball, even if you're not getting a shot off, everyone is involved."
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.
"We looked sluggish, especially in the beginning of the game," Nelson said. "We just didn't do some of the things on defense that we talked about. They are things we can easily correct by playing with more effort."
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 led 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.
01/15 01:18:03 ET
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