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Beal, Wall score 30 apiece; Wizards down Magic 125-119

WASHINGTON (AP) Just as the Washington Wizards fixed some recent scoring issues, their defense faltered.

At least they avoided losing to another sub-.500 team thanks to their All-Star caliber backcourt.

Bradley Beal and John Wall each scored 30 points and the Wizards snapped a two-game losing streak with a 125-119 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.

Ian Mahinmi finished with a season-high 17 points in the defense-optional game. Washington shot 56.8 percent from the field and scored a season-high 74 points in the paint.

Tied at 98 after three quarters with Orlando hitting better than 60 percent of its field goal attempts entering the final period, Washington finished off the Magic with solid work on both ends of the court.

''I looked at the score. I said we really have (98) each after the third quarter,'' Beal said. ''I said whoever plays defense first is going to win. That was a no-brainer.''

The Wizards struggled offensively in recent fourth quarters but made 11-of-20 attempts against Orlando. Wall hit three jump shots during an 11-2 run that gave Washington a 121-113 lead with 3:15 remaining.

The Magic shot 6 for 22 in the fourth quarter, finishing at 51 percent from the floor overall.

Orlando has lost seven in a row, 16 of 17 and 27 of its last 31. That stretch included a 130-103 rout by Washington on Dec. 23.

''I think our guys competed, very much so on the defensive end, and the results just weren't there,'' Magic coach Frank Vogel said. ''Credit to them, they've got two All-Star guards, their bigs are good finishers. They've got a lot of firepower.''

Elfrid Payton scored 27 points and Jonathon Simmons had 23 as all five Orlando starters reached double figures. Bismack Biyombo finished 8 of 9 from the field for a career-high 21 points.

Including Wednesday's 107-104 loss to the undermanned Utah Jazz on Wednesday, Washington entered Friday with an underwhelming 11-10 record against teams with losing records.

TIP-INS

Magic: Aaron Gordon had 14 points and Evan Fournier scored 10. ... Orlando shot 70.6 percent from the field in the first quarter. ... With Orlando in the nation's capital ahead of Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Vogel took the team to the slain civil rights leader's memorial. ''It's good for our guys to keep a big picture and continue to be enlightened about the world. Obviously, sadly there is far too much racial injustice in our country.''

Wizards: Wall became the youngest player (27 years, 128 days) in franchise to reach 10,000 points for his career. . Beal made nine of his first 10 shot attempts and finished the first half 10 of 13 for 23 points as the Wizards entered halftime leading 65-63. . C Marcin Gortat had 12 points and 11 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season.

KEEP ROLLING

Wall rolled his ankle on the final play of the first half after landing on Gortat's foot while attempting to rebound. He left the court with a slight limp, but opened the second half and scored 10 points in the third quarter, including an emphatic driving dunk. ''That guy just tapes it up, goes out there and competes,'' Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. ''It's what makes him a special player. . He's a competitor, and we needed every bit of his effort and energy, defensive toughness and offense and shot-making ability tonight.''

BASEMENT ADJACENT

With the Atlanta Hawks losing at Brooklyn on Friday, Orlando avoided owning the NBA's worst record. ''We're 29th in the league,'' Simmons said. ''That's where we are. We need to do better.''

UP NEXT

Magic: Host Minnesota on Tuesday.

Wizards: Continue their five-game homestand Saturday against Brooklyn.

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Key Players
A. Gordon
00 PF
B. Beal
3 SG
35.7 Min. Per Game 35.7
23.6 Pts. Per Game 23.6
3.7 Ast. Per Game 3.7
4.4 Reb. Per Game 4.4
46.5 Field Goal % 45.9
47.1 Three Point % 45.2
73.8 Free Throw % 78.5
  Offensive foul on Mario Hezonja 0:07
  Offensive foul on Mario Hezonja 0:07
  Defensive rebound by Aaron Gordon 0:08
  John Wall missed 2nd of 2 free throws 0:10
+ 1 John Wall made 1st of 2 free throws 0:10
  Personal foul on Marreese Speights 0:10
  Defensive rebound by John Wall 0:10
  Aaron Gordon missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:13
+ 1 Bradley Beal made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:15
  Bradley Beal missed 1st of 2 free throws 0:15
  Team rebound 0:15
Team Stats
Points 119 125
Field Goals 41-80 (51.3%) 54-95 (56.8%)
3-Pointers 12-29 (41.4%) 4-16 (25.0%)
Free Throws 25-31 (80.6%) 13-19 (68.4%)
Total Rebounds 46 46
Offensive 12 14
Defensive 28 27
Team 6 5
Assists 32 26
Steals 7 9
Blocks 3 6
Turnovers 15 11
Fouls 21 22
Technicals 0 0
27 PTS, 5 REB, 8 AST
30 PTS, 3 REB, 9 AST
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away team logo Magic 12-31 33303521119
home team logo Wizards 24-18 34313327125
Team Stats
away team logo Magic 12-31 104.4 PPG 43.3 RPG 25.5 APG
home team logo Wizards 24-18 111.1 PPG 40.9 RPG 22.2 APG
Key Players
E. Payton PG PPG RPG APG FG%
J. Wall PG 20.7 PPG 3.3 RPG 8.2 APG 44.8 FG%
Top Scorers
E. Payton PG 27 PTS 5 REB 8 AST
J. Wall PG 30 PTS 3 REB 9 AST
51.3 FG% 56.8
41.4 3PT FG% 25.0
80.6 FT% 68.4
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
E. Payton 38 27 5 8 1 0 3 1 9/12 1/1 8/9 2 3 46 -2
J. Simmons 32 23 0 5 0 0 2 5 8/11 1/1 6/6 0 0 31 +7
B. Biyombo 33 21 13 4 1 2 0 2 8/9 0/0 5/6 7 6 45 -2
A. Gordon 38 14 10 7 0 0 4 1 4/15 3/6 3/4 3 7 34 -2
E. Fournier 31 10 3 2 2 0 1 2 4/14 2/8 0/0 0 3 18 0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
E. Payton 38 27 5 8 1 0 3 1 9/12 1/1 8/9 2 3 46 -2
J. Simmons 32 23 0 5 0 0 2 5 8/11 1/1 6/6 0 0 31 +7
B. Biyombo 33 21 13 4 1 2 0 2 8/9 0/0 5/6 7 6 45 -2
A. Gordon 38 14 10 7 0 0 4 1 4/15 3/6 3/4 3 7 34 -2
E. Fournier 31 10 3 2 2 0 1 2 4/14 2/8 0/0 0 3 18 0
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
M. Hezonja 23 9 5 1 0 0 1 5 3/7 1/5 2/4 0 5 15 -11
A. Afflalo 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 2 2/3 2/2 0/0 0 1 7 -5
M. Speights 13 6 2 0 0 1 3 2 2/7 2/6 0/0 0 2 6 -7
W. Iwundu 12 2 0 2 2 0 0 1 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 0 8 -4
D. Augustin 9 1 1 3 1 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 1/2 0 1 8 -4
S. Mack - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Vucevic - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Ross - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Artis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Payne - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Birch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Isaac - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 119 40 32 7 3 15 21 41/80 12/29 25/31 12 28 218 -30
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Wall 36 30 3 9 1 3 4 1 13/21 1/2 3/5 0 3 51 -3
B. Beal 36 30 3 7 1 0 0 3 12/17 0/2 6/8 0 3 48 +9
M. Gortat 27 12 11 1 1 0 0 4 6/9 0/0 0/0 6 5 26 -2
O. Porter 39 9 2 2 2 0 1 1 4/13 0/3 1/1 1 1 16 +19
M. Morris 22 7 4 1 0 0 1 2 3/7 1/2 0/0 1 3 12 -4
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Wall 36 30 3 9 1 3 4 1 13/21 1/2 3/5 0 3 51 -3
B. Beal 36 30 3 7 1 0 0 3 12/17 0/2 6/8 0 3 48 +9
M. Gortat 27 12 11 1 1 0 0 4 6/9 0/0 0/0 6 5 26 -2
O. Porter 39 9 2 2 2 0 1 1 4/13 0/3 1/1 1 1 16 +19
M. Morris 22 7 4 1 0 0 1 2 3/7 1/2 0/0 1 3 12 -4
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
I. Mahinmi 20 17 8 1 1 3 1 2 7/8 0/0 3/4 4 4 30 +7
K. Oubre 28 10 7 1 1 0 2 4 4/12 2/7 0/0 2 5 18 +2
M. Scott 16 6 3 2 0 0 0 1 3/4 0/0 0/1 0 3 13 +4
T. Satoransky 11 4 0 2 2 0 2 4 2/4 0/0 0/0 0 0 8 -2
J. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Meeks - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Frazier - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. McCullough - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Mac - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 125 41 26 9 6 11 22 54/95 4/16 13/19 14 27 222 +30