WASHINGTON (AP) John Wall scored 24 points with 13 assists, Otto Porter had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards extended their dominance over the Orlando Magic with a 103-91 victory Friday night.
The Wizards won their 11th straight game over the improving Magic, who entered with a 13-5 record since Nov. 25, best in the Eastern Conference.
Wall had 12 points in the fourth quarter and Kris Humphries scored 11, all in the final period. Humphries’ jumper with 7:38 to play started the Wizards on a 15-3 run that gave them a 93-81 lead with 3:51 left.
Wizards coach Randy Wittman chuckled when asked if it was hard playing on New Year’s Day.
“Not after 32 years. You become blind to it,” Wittman said. “Our business – I don’t look at too many holidays. I just make sure my family enjoys them.”
READY FOR LONDON?
Magic coach Scott Skiles said the team hasn’t begun preparing for its game in London against Toronto on Jan. 14.
“We’ve got the itinerary. We know what our responsibilities are when we get there,” Skiles said. “I don’t think there’s anything to plan for. We’re in no position to rest guys.”
Magic: Assigned F Devyn Marble to Erie in the D-League. Marble has played just 14 minutes in six games with Orlando, and was with the BayHawks from Nov. 30 to Dec. 23. . When the Magic visit Cleveland on Saturday night, they’ll try to break a 12-game losing streak against the Cavaliers and a 13-game skid against LeBron James.
Wizards: F Drew Gooden played for the first time since Nov. 17, but reinjured his strained right calf in the third quarter. … Wall has eight straight games with 11 or more assists. He’s the only NBA player to do that this season.
Magic: At the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday.
Wizards: Host the Miami Heat on Sunday.