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Magic 90, Wizards 83: Orlando holds down Washington in grind-out victory

Orlando drew to within one game of .500 on Wednesday with its victory over Washington. Three-point baskets accounted for 12 of his points.

J.J. Redick
J.J. Redick

Just one game shy of a .500 record, the Orlando Magic (12-13) controlled the Washington Wizards (3-20) and handed Washington its fifth straight loss on Wednesday night.

But the Magic face a tougher dilemma at hand after Glen Davis left the game late in the fourth quarter after sustaining a shoulder injury. Head coach Jacque Vaughn said Davis will be evaluated Thursday.

Davis finished with 12 points (6-of-18 from the field), nine rebounds, and two blocked shots.

In Wednesday's game though, it was J.J. Redick, as usual, who gave the Magic a lift off the bench with a team-high 17 points. Three-point baskets accounted for 12 of his points.

Next to Redick, E'Twaun Moore contributed 15 points, including 3-of-5 behind the arc, two steals, and two assists.

Arron Afflalo matched Moore's output in points, though he missed all five of his three-point attempts.

Rookie small forward Mauricee Harkless and center Gustavo Ayon combined for 15 rebounds, which helped Orlando win the rebound battle, 48-38.

Though the Wizards may have the worst record in the league, they still made effort trying to come back with a 13-4 run to cut the Magic's 13-point lead to just two at the end of the first half. The Wizards out-shot the Magic, 44.2 percent to 42 percent.

Halfway into the fourth quarter, Wizards forward Earl Barron fouled Redick hard behind the three-point line, giving Redick a three-point-play - officials reviewed the call for some time to determine if Barron's foul was flagrant, in which they indicated was not.

Davis' absence, if he indeed misses time, could open more playing time for Josh McRoberts and the rookie Andrew Nicholson.

Orlando's next game is schedule for Friday against the Toronto Raptors.

Final - 12.19.2012 1 2 3 4 Total
Washington Wizards 26 24 13 20 83
Orlando Magic 27 25 24 14 90

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