Friday, March 29, 2013

Harris Leads Magic Past Wizards

The Washington Wizards had won 2 out of 3 games against the Magic this season, coming into tonight's fourth and final meeting between the two clubs at the Amway Center in Orlando. Washington was still shorthanded, playing without Bradley Beal, who remained sidelined with a sprained left ankle. Trevor Ariza returned to the lineup, after missing three games with the flu.

Orlando led 58-46 at the half, and held on for a 97-92 victory, behind 30 points and 11 rebounds from their new sensation Tobias Harris. Maurice Harkless added 18 points and 9 rebounds. Jameer Nelson left the game with a sprained ankle in the 1st quarter.

Wizards guard John Wall is fouled by Magic forward Kyle O' Quinn (Photo by John Raoux/Associated Press)
Washington was led by John Wall with 35 points and 9 rebounds. Martell Webster, the only other Wizard to hit double figures, added 19 points and 6 rebounds.

The Wizards will return home on Sunday to take on the Toronto Raptors at the Verizon Center.