Wizards inflict worst loss in NBA on Magic, 112-106

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WASHINGTON (AP) Kyle Kuzma had 19 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists and the Washington Wizards scored the game’s first nine points in a 112-106 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

Washington has won three in a row and the Wizards won for a second straight night without star goalie Bradley Beal, who was out due to health and safety protocols. It is Washington’s first three-game winning streak in five straight wins to cap a 10-3 start.

Wizards coach Wes Unseld Jr. said he didn’t realize how close Kuzma was to a triple-double until the end.

“He’s been able to put in a number of very impressive performances,” said Unseld. “Just another one in the bucket.”

Kuzma wasn’t the only player to land an assist in a triple-double. Cole Anthony had 19 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists for the worst Magic in the NBA. Orlando lost 10 in a row to fall to 7-35.

“What I love most about what Cole did tonight was that his shot didn’t fall early,” said Orlando coach Jamahl Mosley. “You watch him have nine assists and then do things that we asked him to do on the glass.”

One night after surviving Oklahoma City in a back-and-forth affair, the Wizards led end to end against last-place Orlando. Rookie Corey Kispert had a layup and a 3-point run in Washington’s first nine-point run.

The Wizards shot 68% from the field in the first quarter and were leading 33-16. Thomas Bryant pushed the lead to 20 with a 3 at the start of the second.

Bryant first played this season after recovering from an ACL injury.

“My legs feel great, my knee feels great,” said Bryant. “Overall I feel really fantastic. I feel well conditioned. ”

It was 52-43 at halftime, and Orlando slid to six in the third quarter before a 12-2 run gave the Wizards a 68-52 lead.

The lead was only five in the fourth quarter before a Montrezl Harrell dunk and layup made it 103-94.

“At the end of the day, I felt like everyone was doing a good job, but I felt like I missed some crucial games,” said Robin Lopez of Orlando. “I thought the other guys were great. I think they were really on top. ”

QUARREL

Unseld had little to say about an altercation report between Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Harrell on the way to the locker room at half-time the previous night’s game. The Athletic, citing unidentified sources, reported that the two were to be separated by teammates.

“I think it does happen every now and then, but it’s not something worth commenting on or doing a lot of,” Unseld said. ” Guys are competitive. ”

Harrell declined to comment on the incident.

ADVICE

Magic: Terrence Ross scored 17 points. It was another solid game after scoring 20 straight points for Orlando in the second half of Sunday’s loss to the Wizards.

Wizards: It was the second game of an eight-game homestand.

FOLLOWING

Magic: In Charlotte on Friday evening.

Wizards: Host Portland on Saturday night.

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