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D.C. Council Opening Statements: Wizards at Magic, Game 2

Updated: October 30, 2014

Washington Wizards vs Orlando Magic

The Wizards swept the Magic last season, 4-0, for the first time in just about forever. When Washington won in the Amway Center last March 14, it was their first win in Orlando in eight tries, the previous victory coming in early-2010. That night, for their third win against the Magic in 2013-14 (the first two came in D.C.), it took the Wizards overtime to beat the then third-worst team in the NBA. But well-coached by Jacques Vaughn (or “Jock” Vaughn as Shaq likes to call him), last season’s Orlando Magic was no tank job. They had young talent and were competitive, and things figure to be similar this evening … were it not for the fact that Victor Oladipo is out for a spell due to a facial fracture. He gave the Wizards fits last season, he did. Just peep these two highlight plays from Oladipo.


No one will be joining us to night for the opening statements … instead, just take in what happened last season, as briefly described below with Vines to boot.

Teams: Wizards at Magic
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Amway Center – Orlando, FL
Television: CSN
Radio: WFED-AM 1500/WNEW-FM 99.1
Spread: Wizards fav’d by 4.5 points.

Game #1, Wizards 98-90 in D.C.

The starters, i.e., Nene, got much needed rest, Trevor Ariza showed out on 8-9 FGs and 4-4 on 3s, and the meager bench sort of did their job. Washington won 98-80 and Nene had a son. Read the D.C. Council, see more Vines.

Game #2, Wizards 115-106 in D.C.

The young Magic were scrappy but John Wall showed why he was an All-Star, scoring 18 first half points (27 for the game). This was, of course, after Jan Vesely and Eric Maynor were sent packing and before veteran point guard Professor Andre Miller arrived via trade. Four different Wizards scored 20 or more points. Read the D.C. Council, see more Vines.

Game #3, Wizards 105-101 in Orlando (OT)

As described above, the Wizards needed overtime to wake up. It was certainly an ugly victory. But Wall and Beal were tough—and clutch—in the end, allowing the Wizards pups to grow up just a little bit more. Read the D.C. Council, see more Vines.

Game #4, Wizards 96-86 in Orlando

It was a game of survival, lest we forget the Wiz Kids sort of stumbled into the playoffs last season. And this was the third-to-last game of the year. Nene, trying to build health heading into the playoffs, led the Wizards with 17 points off the bench. Read the D.C. Council, see more Vines.


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Kyle founded TAI in 2007 and has been weaving in and out the world of Wizards ever since, ducking WittmanFaces, jumping over G-Wiz, and avoiding stints on the DNP-Conditioning list. He has covered the Washington pro basketball team as a member of the media since 2009. Kyle lives in D.C. with his wife, loves basketball, and has no pets.