Magic vs. Wizards recap: Orlando embarrassingly falls to Washington, 105-97

Rob Carr

The Magic lost to the Washington Wizards on Friday by a score of 105-97. No word yet if the franchise is being reassigned to the D-League.

The Orlando Magic took an embarrassing tumble on Friday evening, with a 105-97 loss to the Washington Wizards.

Yes, you read that correctly; the Magic found a way to hand the Wizards only their fourth victory of the season as they failed to break 100 points for the fifth consecutive game. Arron Afflalo tried his best, scoring 26 points, but the rest of the starting lineup could only scrap together 38 points combined.

Then again, it's not like Washington's starting five was much better.

The Wizards' first unit combined to shoot 38.6 percent from the floor but was bailed out by a white-hot Jordan Crawford, who contributed 27 points, six rebounds and six assists off the pine. Crawford, along with fellow backups Kevin Seraphin (17 points, four blocks) and Garrett Temple (13 points, six rebounds, and six assists), played more minutes than any Washington starter and provided more than enough offense to outperform Orlando's one-man bench of J.J. Redick (23 points).

With the win, the Wizards snap their eight-game skid and hand Orlando their fourth consecutive loss in the process. The Magic will now head back home for a Saturday night showdown against the Toronto Raptors.

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