Story By: Sol Tucker
Photos By: Sol Tucker
While the Wizards do not have much left to play for this season, they certainly do not want to head for the finish line of the regular season with a loss to the worst team in their conference, the Orlando Magic. Thankfully for the Wizards, it was another dose of Porzingis with 35 points that dealt another loss for the Magic, 127-110.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 25, and Rui Hachimura and Daniel Gafford contributed 17 apiece.
Franz Wagner scored 28 points for the Magic, who lost their fourth straight.
“I just think these guys are playing as hard through these final games as I could ask for,” said Wizards Coach Wes Unseld Jr. “Orlando is a very young team and has some guys that are familiar with us as you all know, but they are young and made a few mistakes that allowed for us to keep the lead we needed.”
“I thought we just kind of started slow and kind of picked up our momentum, picked up our defensive intensity,” Unseld Jr. said. “And there was a little bit more urgency.”
The biggest note of the night was the double-double by Tomas Satoranksy, who was held scoreless but still had a double-double. His energy has kept the Wizards in a few games since the trade brought him back to town.
“I don’t know. I just let the game come to me a little bit,” said Satoransky, who attempted only two shots. “Trying to be aggressive, but every time I drive or was aggressive to the basket, it opens up the space for my teammates.”