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Scott scores 18 in Wizards' 130-103 win over skidding Magic

WASHINGTON (AP) One night after a humiliating defeat, the Washington Wizards set a season high for points and rolled to an easy win.

Mike Scott scored 18 points, Otto Porter Jr. and Bradley Beal each had 17, and the Wizards beat Orlando 130-103 on Saturday to hand the injury-ravaged Magic their eighth straight loss.

Seven players scored in double figures as Washington rebounded from a 35-point rout at Brooklyn on Friday. Markieff Morris and Kelly Oubre had 16 points apiece. John Wall added 10 points and 13 assists.

Wizards coach Scott Brooks had no simple explanation for the two games.

''Welcome to the world of coaching,'' he said. ''(Friday) night's game was a horrible game. There was nothing positive about it.''

Orlando, which has lost 19 of 22, was led by Elfrid Payton's career-high 30 points.

Magic center Nikola Vucevic broke his left index finger with about seven minutes remaining in the first quarter and will be out indefinitely. Vucevic joins three of Orlando's opening-night starters on the sideline with injuries. Evan Fournier, Aaron Gordon and Terrence Ross are also hurt.

Vucevic said he got tangled up with Washington center Ian Mahinmi.

''I tried to get out,'' Vucevic said. ''As I went away I think he might (have) pulled my finger, I'm not sure. I heard it pop when it happened.''

Washington took the lead late in the first quarter and was up 37-29 after one. The Wizards led 72-48 at halftime.

TIP-INS

Magic: Fournier (ankle) sat out his eighth straight game. Gordon (calf) missed his fourth in a row, and F Jonathan Isaac (ankle) was out for a second consecutive game. Orlando coach Frank Vogel wouldn't guess how long they'll be out. ''We've got two days until the next game,'' Vogel said. ''There's a chance they're all back. There's a chance none of them are back.'' ... Ross hasn't played since injuring a knee Nov. 29. ... The Magic briefly led in the first quarter. They hadn't led in their previous 15 quarters.

Wizards: Brooks said Wall, who missed nine games with a left knee injury and played just 16 minutes Friday night, won't be on a minutes restriction soon. By the time Washington plays its next set of back-to-back games (Jan. 5-6), Brooks won't have to worry about Wall's minutes, he said. ... Wall and Morris were assessed technical fouls in the first five minutes.

MISSING VUCEVIC

Without Vucevic, the team's third-leading scorer and top rebounder, Vogel said Bismack Biyombo would get the bulk of the playing time.

''You feel bad for him,'' Vogel said. ''I don't feel bad for our team and for what we're trying to get accomplished. We can't hang our heads and look at all the guys we have out.''

Vucevic reacted with relatively little emotion.

''I've never been a part of a team with this many injuries,'' he said. ''We can't catch a break from injuries at all.''

BALANCED SCORING

Washington's starters and reserves each contributed 65 points.

''We have so many guys who can shoot the ball,'' Beal said. ''When we're moving it and get body movement and player movement and ball movement, that's great for us rather than just iso ball.''

GREAT SCOTT

Scott, who was 9 for 10 from the field on Dec. 15 against the Los Angeles Clippers and 11 for 15 against New Orleans on Tuesday, hit seven of his eight field goal attempts.

Scott, who is in his sixth season, says it's the best he's played in his career.

''Healthy, confidence, work on my game a lot,'' he said. ''With a lot of repetition comes confidence.''

UP NEXT

Magic: At the Miami Heat on Tuesday

Wizards: At the Boston Celtics on Monday. Washington plays on Christmas, New Year's Eve and Easter in the regular season for the first time.

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Key Players
N. Vucevic
9 C
B. Beal
3 SG
35.3 Min. Per Game 35.3
23.2 Pts. Per Game 23.2
3.6 Ast. Per Game 3.6
4.2 Reb. Per Game 4.2
49.1 Field Goal % 44.5
49.2 Three Point % 44.6
82.1 Free Throw % 79.2
  Defensive rebound by Jason Smith 0:08
  Jamel Artis missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:10
  24-second shot clock violation turnover 0:16
  Defensive rebound by Chris McCullough 0:38
  Adreian Payne missed jump shot 0:41
+ 2 Tomas Satoransky made floating jump shot, assist by Jodie Meeks 1:00
  Defensive rebound by Jason Smith 1:07
  Wesley Iwundu missed jump shot 1:09
  Defensive rebound by Wesley Iwundu 1:12
  Jodie Meeks missed layup, blocked by Wesley Iwundu 1:16
  Offensive rebound by Tomas Satoransky 1:19
Team Stats
Points 103 130
Field Goals 42-87 (48.3%) 47-86 (54.7%)
3-Pointers 8-26 (30.8%) 16-30 (53.3%)
Free Throws 11-17 (64.7%) 20-23 (87.0%)
Total Rebounds 37 56
Offensive 4 12
Defensive 24 37
Team 9 7
Assists 17 29
Steals 7 5
Blocks 3 2
Turnovers 12 16
Fouls 22 19
Technicals 0 2
30 PTS, 5 REB, 10 AST
10 PTS, 3 REB, 13 AST
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away team logo Magic 11-23 29193520103
home team logo Wizards 18-15 37352830130
Team Stats
away team logo Magic 11-23 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Wizards 18-15 107.2 PPG 40 RPG 23.3 APG
Key Players
E. Payton PG PPG RPG APG FG%
M. Scott PF PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
E. Payton PG 30 PTS 5 REB 10 AST
M. Scott PF 18 PTS 4 REB 0 AST
48.3 FG% 54.7
30.8 3PT FG% 53.3
64.7 FT% 87.0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
E. Payton 35 30 5 10 4 1 3 3 11/16 0/0 8/8 0 5 57 -11
M. Hezonja 35 16 4 1 3 1 2 3 7/15 2/4 0/0 0 4 24 -13
J. Simmons 24 14 4 1 0 0 4 5 6/13 2/6 0/0 1 3 16 -17
W. Iwundu 24 12 2 0 0 1 1 4 5/8 1/2 1/2 0 2 14 -21
N. Vucevic 5 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0/1 0/0 1/2 0 0 2 -3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
E. Payton 35 30 5 10 4 1 3 3 11/16 0/0 8/8 0 5 57 -11
M. Hezonja 35 16 4 1 3 1 2 3 7/15 2/4 0/0 0 4 24 -13
J. Simmons 24 14 4 1 0 0 4 5 6/13 2/6 0/0 1 3 16 -17
W. Iwundu 24 12 2 0 0 1 1 4 5/8 1/2 1/2 0 2 14 -21
N. Vucevic 5 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0/1 0/0 1/2 0 0 2 -3
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Augustin 24 9 2 2 0 0 0 1 4/9 1/5 0/0 0 2 15 -26
B. Biyombo 24 8 3 1 0 0 0 1 4/4 0/0 0/1 1 2 13 -6
A. Payne 19 7 5 0 0 0 1 2 3/4 1/1 0/0 2 3 11 -21
M. Speights 12 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1/7 1/5 0/2 0 1 4 -11
J. Artis 21 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1/6 0/2 1/2 0 2 7 -10
A. Afflalo 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/4 0/1 0/0 0 0 0 +4
S. Mack - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Fournier - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Ross - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Gordon - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Birch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Isaac - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 103 28 17 7 3 12 22 42/87 8/26 11/17 4 24 163 -135
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
B. Beal 30 17 3 3 0 0 1 2 5/10 3/4 4/4 1 2 25 +8
O. Porter 22 17 4 1 1 1 0 0 6/10 4/6 1/1 0 4 25 +12
M. Morris 27 16 5 1 0 0 2 1 6/10 1/4 3/4 2 3 21 +4
J. Wall 30 10 3 13 1 1 6 1 3/9 2/4 2/3 0 3 35 +11
M. Gortat 15 5 5 0 0 0 1 3 1/4 0/0 3/3 2 3 9 -5
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
B. Beal 30 17 3 3 0 0 1 2 5/10 3/4 4/4 1 2 25 +8
O. Porter 22 17 4 1 1 1 0 0 6/10 4/6 1/1 0 4 25 +12
M. Morris 27 16 5 1 0 0 2 1 6/10 1/4 3/4 2 3 21 +4
J. Wall 30 10 3 13 1 1 6 1 3/9 2/4 2/3 0 3 35 +11
M. Gortat 15 5 5 0 0 0 1 3 1/4 0/0 3/3 2 3 9 -5
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
M. Scott 17 18 4 0 0 0 2 1 7/8 1/1 3/3 1 3 20 +18
K. Oubre 27 16 6 4 0 0 1 3 6/11 3/5 1/1 0 6 29 +17
J. Meeks 19 10 6 1 0 0 0 2 3/9 2/5 2/2 1 5 18 +22
I. Mahinmi 22 9 4 0 2 0 2 2 4/5 0/0 1/1 3 1 13 +17
T. Satoransky 17 6 4 5 1 0 1 2 3/5 0/1 0/1 2 2 20 +16
C. McCullough 3 4 3 0 0 0 0 1 2/2 0/0 0/0 0 3 7 +5
J. Smith 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1/3 0/0 0/0 0 2 4 +5
T. Frazier 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 2 +5
M. Young - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Mac - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 130 49 29 5 2 16 19 47/86 16/30 20/23 12 37 228 +135