Nene, Beal Lead Wizards Past Magic, 96-86
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ORLANDO, Fla. — Nene scored 17 points and Bradley Beal added 16 as the Washington Wizards overcame a sluggish offense and beat the Orlando Magic 96-86 Friday night.
John Wall had 10 points and 12 assists for the Wizards, who ended a two-game losing streak. Trevor Booker finished with 14 points and Marcin Gortat had 12.
Arron Afflalo led Orlando with 19 points, but the Magic shot just 4 for 15 in the fourth quarter and saw their two-game winning streak end. Jameer Nelson had 12 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds for Orlando and Kyle O’Quinn added 13 points and nine rebounds.
Struggling from the perimeter nearly the entire game, Washington kept its focus in the paint in the fourth quarter. Leading 83-82 with just over four minutes to play, the Wizards scored nine straight points on two dunks, two layups and a free throw to push the lead to 10 points.
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