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Porter, Wizards ease to 115-98 victory over Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) If the Washington Wizards are missing All-Star point guard John Wall, they certainly aren't showing it.

Washington won its fourth straight game while Wall is sidelined because of a knee injury, pounding the Orlando Magic 115-98 on Saturday night.

Tomas Satoransky, who replaced Wall in the starting lineup, had a career-high 19 points, six assists and wasn't needed in the fourth quarter after helping the Wizards blow open the game in the third.

Otto Porter led Washington with 20 points. Bradley Beal, who also sat out the final period, had 18 points, eight assists and eight rebounds. Marcin Gortat contributed 10 points and 11 rebounds, and Markieff Morris had 16 points as all five starters hit double figures.

''With John being out, it's even more of a challenge for us, but we accept it head on,'' Beal said. ''We weren't playing our style of basketball early in the season and over the course of the last four games, we've figured it out. We're moving the ball and playing really well.''

Washington had 35 assists in the game, while shooting 54.1 percent from the field. The Wizards used a 10-0 run the final four minutes of the first half and an 18-5 run in the middle of the third quarter to open a 23-point lead.

Many of Washington's baskets were layups after thread-the-needle passes in traffic or wide open 3-pointers when Orlando's defense collapsed inside.

''Maybe teams are underestimating us,'' Gortat said. ''Maybe they think because we don't have John, we're going to come in and lay down, but we're not. We're fighting. We have smart guys, who are playing hard for each other and it's working.''

Orlando was coming off one of its best performances of the season, a 127-105 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers. The Magic haven't won two straight since Nov. 10 and didn't look all that interested in changing that against the Wizards.

After Washington's third-quarter burst put Orlando in a 23-point hole, the Magic couldn't get the lead under 17 the rest of the game.

Jonathon Simmons and Mario Hezonja led Orlando with 15 points apiece. The Magic had seven players in double figures, including 14 from Elfrid Payton, but never seriously challenged the Wizards in the second half.

''We just got our butts kicked for four quarters,'' Magic coach Frank Vogel said. ''We had a poor defensive effort throughout. First unit, second unit, we just didn't have the necessary energy to compete and get a win.''

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Wizards: The Wizards are 14-5 when Beal has five or more assists. ... Washington is shooting 89.3 percent (92 of 103) from the free throw line in the last five games. ... The Wizards closed out the first half with a 10-0 run that gave them a 56-47 lead.

Magic: PF Aaron Gordon, team's leading scorer, thought he would return from a strained hip flexor, but couldn't make it through Friday's practice and missed his third straight game. . Marreesse Speights replaced Gordon in the starting lineup and had 10 points and two rebounds. . Hezonja is 10 of 14 (71.4 percent) on 3-pointers in his last three games.

UP NEXT

Wizards: Play at Indiana Monday night.

Magic: Visit Miami on Monday night.

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Key Players
B. Beal
3 SG
E. Fournier
10 SF
32.5 Min. Per Game 32.5
18.0 Pts. Per Game 18.0
3.0 Ast. Per Game 3.0
3.2 Reb. Per Game 3.2
46.2 Field Goal % 45.6
46.0 Three Point % 45.8
78.8 Free Throw % 89.8
  Full timeout called 0:18
  Personal foul on Mario Hezonja 0:18
  Team rebound 0:18
  Marreese Speights missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:18
  Offensive rebound by Shelvin Mack 0:19
  Shelvin Mack missed layup 0:21
  Bad pass turnover on Chris McCullough, stolen by Wesley Iwundu 0:28
  Offensive rebound by Chris McCullough 0:48
  Kelly Oubre missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:51
+ 2 Shelvin Mack made layup, assist by Mario Hezonja 1:13
  Bad pass turnover on Tim Frazier, stolen by Mario Hezonja 1:16
Team Stats
Points 115 98
Field Goals 46-85 (54.1%) 34-77 (44.2%)
3-Pointers 7-26 (26.9%) 10-32 (31.3%)
Free Throws 16-18 (88.9%) 20-22 (90.9%)
Total Rebounds 45 41
Offensive 12 10
Defensive 26 25
Team 7 6
Assists 35 17
Steals 14 12
Blocks 6 4
Turnovers 14 20
Fouls 19 15
Technicals 0 3
18 PTS, 8 REB, 8 AST
14 PTS, 4 REB, 4 AST
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away team logo Wizards 30-22 31253128115
home team logo Magic 15-36 2522222998
Team Stats
away team logo Wizards 30-22 107.2 PPG 40 RPG 23.3 APG
home team logo Magic 15-36 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
O. Porter SF 14.7 PPG 6.4 RPG 2.0 APG 50.3 FG%
M. Hezonja SG PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
O. Porter SF 20 PTS 4 REB 5 AST
M. Hezonja SG 15 PTS 4 REB 2 AST
54.1 FG% 44.2
26.9 3PT FG% 31.3
88.9 FT% 90.9
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
O. Porter 32 20 4 5 1 0 2 3 7/15 3/8 3/4 1 3 33 +30
T. Satoransky 25 19 3 6 2 0 1 2 7/9 3/3 2/2 2 1 35 +24
B. Beal 30 18 8 8 2 1 3 0 8/15 0/2 2/2 0 8 42 +21
M. Morris 29 16 3 3 3 0 1 1 7/10 0/2 2/2 0 3 27 +23
M. Gortat 24 10 11 1 0 2 3 3 5/7 0/0 0/0 5 6 22 +24
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
O. Porter 32 20 4 5 1 0 2 3 7/15 3/8 3/4 1 3 33 +30
T. Satoransky 25 19 3 6 2 0 1 2 7/9 3/3 2/2 2 1 35 +24
B. Beal 30 18 8 8 2 1 3 0 8/15 0/2 2/2 0 8 42 +21
M. Morris 29 16 3 3 3 0 1 1 7/10 0/2 2/2 0 3 27 +23
M. Gortat 24 10 11 1 0 2 3 3 5/7 0/0 0/0 5 6 22 +24
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Frazier 20 9 2 7 2 0 2 3 4/7 1/2 0/0 1 1 25 -3
J. Smith 14 6 0 2 0 0 0 2 2/5 0/2 2/2 0 0 10 -11
J. Meeks 15 6 1 2 0 1 0 0 2/5 0/3 2/2 0 1 12 -4
K. Oubre 26 6 1 1 4 0 0 3 2/10 0/4 2/2 0 1 13 -14
I. Mahinmi 18 3 4 0 0 2 1 2 1/1 0/0 1/2 2 2 8 -2
C. McCullough 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 0 2 -3
J. Wall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Scott - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Mac - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 115 38 35 14 6 14 19 46/85 7/26 16/18 12 26 229 +85
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Simmons 25 15 2 1 2 0 3 0 5/9 2/4 3/4 0 2 18 -20
E. Payton 23 14 4 4 2 2 3 0 7/15 0/4 0/0 1 3 27 -22
E. Fournier 28 11 0 1 1 0 0 1 3/12 1/6 4/4 0 0 14 -27
M. Speights 17 10 2 0 0 0 2 5 3/9 2/7 2/2 1 1 10 -12
B. Biyombo 18 4 5 2 0 1 1 2 2/2 0/0 0/0 1 4 13 -16
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Simmons 25 15 2 1 2 0 3 0 5/9 2/4 3/4 0 2 18 -20
E. Payton 23 14 4 4 2 2 3 0 7/15 0/4 0/0 1 3 27 -22
E. Fournier 28 11 0 1 1 0 0 1 3/12 1/6 4/4 0 0 14 -27
M. Speights 17 10 2 0 0 0 2 5 3/9 2/7 2/2 1 1 10 -12
B. Biyombo 18 4 5 2 0 1 1 2 2/2 0/0 0/0 1 4 13 -16
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
M. Hezonja 29 15 4 2 2 1 5 2 4/10 3/4 4/4 2 2 21 0
S. Mack 22 11 7 2 1 0 2 1 5/9 1/3 0/0 1 6 21 +4
D. Augustin 25 10 2 2 1 0 2 1 2/5 1/4 5/6 1 1 15 -2
W. Iwundu 21 4 1 1 2 0 1 0 1/2 0/0 2/2 0 1 8 -3
K. Birch 27 4 8 2 1 0 1 3 2/4 0/0 0/0 3 5 16 +13
A. Afflalo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Vucevic - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Ross - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Artis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Gordon - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Isaac - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 98 35 17 12 4 20 15 34/77 10/32 20/22 10 25 163 -85