Wizards Today 12-3-13

Posted on December 03, 2013

The Wizards are now 9-9 and hold the third best record in the Eastern Conference. Washington defeated the Orlando Magic last night at Verizon Center 98-80 giving them their fifth straight victory at home.

Washington held Orlando to an opponent-low 80 points last night. Trevor Ariza tallied a game-high 24 points on 8-of-9 shooting including 4 of 4 from downtown. Ariza has now made nine of his last 10 three-point field goals and has tallied 20+ points four times this season. John Wall recorded his eighth double-double with 16 points and a game-high 13 assists in 30 minutes of action.

The Wizards will have a few days of practice before hosting the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday at Verizon Center. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. and the game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet and heard on WFED 1500 AM / WWFD 820 AM / 106.7 The Fan / Wizards Radio Network.

The Wizards have officially kicked off their #NBAGIVEBIG #WAS campaign with Martell Webster, our team Ambassador—please look for tweets and Instagram messages from Webster and teammates!! @MartellWebster and MARTELLWEBSTER.

Must Read/See/Watch Material:

Washington Post: Wizards thump Magic, get to .500 / Ariza catching fire / Wizards going for .500 / Booker frustrated with limited role / Marcin Gortat on his nickname, friendship with Nene

CSN Washington: Wake-up call: Porter could play this week / Instant analysis: Wizards 98, Magic 80 / Nene will 'sacrifice,' play through pain again / Pregame warmup: Wall admires 'dog' in Oladipo

Bullets Forever: Otto might play Friday / Nene will 'sacrifice' to suit up / Nene's foot is still bothering him

Truth About It: Wizards vs Magic: the Game 18 Story via Twitter (The Simple Joys of .500 Basketball) / Not Really an Otto Porter UPDATE: He Shoots Basketballs (Video) / D.C. Council Opening Statements: Wizards vs Magic, Game 18

Bleacher Report: Washington Wizards Reach .500 for First Time Since Nov. 3, 2009

NBA.com: Back And Forth With Bones: Magic-Wizards

CBSSports.com: Ariza, Wall lead Wizards past Magic 98-80

Monumental Network: Numbers Speak / Mission Accomplished / Wizards Use Magic: Tweets, Quotes, and More! / John Wall Postgame - 12/2/13 / Marcin Gortat Postgame - 12/2/13 / Trevor Ariza Postgame - 12/2/13 / Nene Postgame - 12/2/13 / Randy Wittman Postgame 12/2/13 / #WizMagic Highlights / Wizards vs. Magic 12/2/2013 / Wall Fadeaway Three #WizMagic / Singleton Slam #WizMagic / John making it look easy, when he doesn't have to- look that ... / #WizMagic Gameday Blog / Randy Wittman Pregame - 12/2/13

Bucks Clips

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: John Henson adjusts to role of starting center for the Bucks / Bucks' lengthy edge helps end losing skid

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December 02, 2013

The Wizards welcome the Orlando Magic to Verizon Center for a Southeast division battle. The Wizards are 6-2 in their last 8 games and have won 5 of 7 at home. Coverage of tonight's action can be seen on Comcast SportsNet and NBATV. The game can also be heard on WFED-AM 1500 and 106.7 The Fan! Tip off is at 7 p.m.