Orlando Magic beat Washington Wizards 102-95
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ryan Anderson had 23 points and 15 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic pulled away late in the fourth quarter Wednesday night and returned from the All-Star break with a 102-95 win over the Washington Wizards.
Anderson scored 11 in the fourth quarter and led seven players in double figures for the Magic, who have won 11 of 15.
Even so, the Magic blew a 17-point first-quarter lead against the lowly Wizards and survived an off-night from Dwight Howard, who was 4 for 9 from the field and 6 for 11 from the free-throw line. Orlando also made 15 of 36 3-point attempts.
John Wall had 33 points to the lead the Wizards, who lost their sixth straight.