WASHINGTON – Bradley Beal scored 23 points to lead the Washington Wizards to a 100-90 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday.
With two consecutive wins and five in the last 10 games, the Wizards (29-39) currently occupy 11th place in the Eastern Conference.
Thomas Bryant scored a double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds while Jabari Parker – who came off the bench – scored 19 with nine rebounds for the Wizards who are three matches behind the Miami Heat currently in 8th place in the Eastern Conference.
The Magic (31-38) continue to lose ground in the Eastern Conference after adding two losses in a row leaving them in 9th position.
Nikola Vucevic led the attack for the Orlando team with double-double of 20 points and 14 rebounds.
D.J. Augustin added 16 points while Aaron Gordon and Jonathan Isaac scored 13 points and 9 rebounds each for the Magic who have now lost 20 of the last 24 games of the series.