The Orlando Magic look to end their final homestand of the 2013/14 season with a 3-0 record Friday when the Washington Wizards visit. Washington owns a 3-0 record against Orlando to date.
Tipoff between Orlando and Washington is set for 7:00 PM Eastern on Fox Sports Florida and ESPN 580 AM in Orlando. The Orlando Pinstriped Post GameThread will appear at 5:00 PM in this StoryStream and on the cover.
Orlando's last time out: The Magic withstood a 31-point performance from Joe Johnson on Wednesday to pick up their second straight victory, 115-111, over the Brooklyn Nets. Word word Arron Afflalo led his team with 25 points to go with four boards and seven assists, while E'Twaun Moore shot 6-of-6 from the floor for 17 points in 18 minutes off the bench.
Washington's last time out: The Wizards dropped their second straight game Wednesday against the Charlotte Bobcats in a key battle for playoff positioning. Former Magic center Marcin Gortat scored 27 points with 14 rebounds, and All-Star point guard John Wall recorded a triple-double, but their contributions weren't enough to lead the Wizards past Charlotte in overtime.
The last meeting: On March 14th, Washington edged the Magic, 105-101, in overtime. Wall forced the extra frame by drilling a three-pointer with 11 seconds to play in regulation. With 21 points and 11 assists, he joined three other Wizards with double-doubles. Tobias Harris led the Magic with 21 points off the bench, and Afflalo added 18 with five boards.