Story By: Sol Tucker
Photos By: Sol Tucker
If these games for the Wizards are going to come down to the final minutes, then they have found a way to become resilient and hold off a late run as they experienced by the Magic in a 112-106 victory at Capital One Arena.
Tonight, marked the return of Thomas Bryant for the first time in over 2 seasons. His defensive presence made a huge difference in the second half and freed up Kyle Kuzma on the wing for several shots that put the Wizards back in a double figure lead.
Kuzma, who continues to make things happen in the absence of Bradley Beal finished the game one assist shy of a triple double with 19 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.
Montrezl Harrell had 16 points on 8 field goal attempts, as well as 8 rebounds in just 21 minutes.
Spencer Dinwiddie had a quiet 17 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists and didn’t commit a turnover for a third straight game.
Orlando who continues to struggle dropped their 10th straight game with a line-up of young guys and quite a few guys from the Wizards team over the past few seasons.
Cole Anthony led the way for the Magic with a near miss triple double of his own with 19 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists.
“What I like the most about what Cole did tonight was, his shot wasn’t falling early on,” Orlando coach Jamahl Mosley said. “You look at him having nine assists, and then doing things that we’ve asked him to do on the glass.”