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Ariza, Wizards topple Magic

Arron Afflalo, shooting as Nene defends, leads the Magic with 21 points but Orlando loses for the ninth time in the past 12 games.

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Arron Afflalo, shooting as Nene defends, leads the Magic with 21 points but Orlando loses for the ninth time in the past 12 games.

WASHINGTON — Trevor Ariza had 24 points, John Wall had 16 points and 13 assists, and the Wizards beat the Magic 98-80 on Monday night.

Nene scored 14 and Marcin Gortat finished with 13 as Washington (9-9) got to .500 for the first time since it was 2-2 in 2009.

With top scorer Bradley Beal out for the fifth straight game, Ariza was 8-for-9, making all four 3-pointers.

Arron Afflalo scored 21 for Orlando, which lost for the ninth time in 12 games.

"Their bigs demanded a lot of attention," Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said. "Nene was a force in the inside, Gortat was a force in the inside, and we had to react a little bit, and Ariza made 3s, and there you have it."

game highlights: Tim Duncan made a jumper with 0.4 seconds left to lift the host Spurs to a 102-100 victory over the Hawks. Duncan had 23 points and 21 rebounds as San Antonio dominated the middle. … Gordon Hayward broke out of a shooting slump to score 29 and the host Jazz earned its first back-to-back wins of the season by beating the Rockets 109-103. Forward Chandler Parsons, Houston's second-leading scorer (17.2), sat out with a sore back.

around the league: Nets guard Paul Pierce will miss 2-4 weeks with a broken bone in his right hand. … The Heat's LeBron James said he will continue to play through back pain that has bothered him most of the season. … Lakers backup point guard Jordan Farmar will miss about four weeks with a torn left hamstring. Injured starter Steve Nash hasn't played since Nov. 10, and Nash's replacement, Steve Blake, has a hyperextended elbow.

Wizards 98, Magic 80

ORLANDO (80): Afflalo 10-16 1-1 21, Davis 1-8 0-0 2, Vucevic 5-11 0-0 10, Moore 1-8 4-4 6, Oladipo 4-12 5-6 13, Nicholson 0-2 4-4 4, Price 1-4 2-2 5, Harkless 7-13 1-2 16, Maxiell 0-0 0-0 0, Lamb 1-2 0-0 3, Jones 0-1 0-0 0, O'Quinn 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-77 17-19 80.

WASHINGTON (98): Webster 2-6 0-0 5, Nene 5-12 4-5 14, Gortat 4-7 5-6 13, Wall 5-14 4-4 16, Ariza 8-9 4-4 24, Vesely 0-3 2-6 2, Singleton 4-7 2-2 11, Maynor 1-4 0-0 2, Booker 3-6 0-0 6, Rice Jr. 1-3 2-2 5, Seraphin 0-1 0-0 0, Temple 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 33-73 23-29 98.

Orlando 22 19 20 19— 80

Washington 22 30 23 23— 98

3-Point GoalsOrlando 3-15 (Lamb 1-1, Price 1-2, Harkless 1-4, Afflalo 0-1, Nicholson 0-1, Moore 0-3, Oladipo 0-3), Washington 9-13 (Ariza 4-4, Wall 2-4, Rice Jr. 1-1, Webster 1-2, Singleton 1-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsOrlando 44 (Vucevic 8), Washington 51 (Ariza, Nene, Singleton 6). AssistsOrlando 14 (Price 4), Washington 21 (Wall 13). Total FoulsOrlando 24, Washington 22. A12,809 (20,308).

Spurs 102, Hawks 100

ATLANTA (100): Carroll 7-11 0-0 17, Millsap 6-20 1-1 15, Horford 9-16 0-0 18, Teague 6-13 4-4 19, Williams 5-14 0-0 10, Martin 2-7 0-0 6, Brand 3-4 0-0 6, Mack 3-7 0-0 7, Scott 0-1 0-0 0, Jenkins 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 42-96 5-5 100.

SAN ANTONIO (102): Leonard 2-7 0-0 4, Duncan 10-15 3-4 23, Splitter 5-9 1-1 11, Parker 7-11 0-0 15, Green 1-7 0-0 3, Ginobili 2-7 5-6 10, Diaw 7-9 1-2 16, Ayres 0-0 1-2 1, Belinelli 6-9 0-0 13, Mills 2-4 1-2 6, Bonner 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 42-78 12-17 102.

Atlanta 23 26 22 29— 100

San Antonio 25 25 23 29— 102

3-Point GoalsAtlanta 11-31 (Teague 3-4, Carroll 3-5, Martin 2-5, Millsap 2-6, Mack 1-2, Scott 0-1, Jenkins 0-2, Williams 0-6), San Antonio 6-18 (Parker 1-1, Diaw 1-2, Mills 1-2, Belinelli 1-2, Ginobili 1-4, Green 1-5, Leonard 0-2). ReboundsAtlanta 43 (Millsap 14), San Antonio 52 (Duncan 21). AssistsAtlanta 22 (Teague 7), San Antonio 27 (Parker, Ginobili 7). Total FoulsAtlanta 19, San Antonio 10. A17,318 (18,797).

Jazz 109, Rockets 103

HOUSTON (103): Garcia 5-10 0-0 13, Jones 1-5 0-1 2, Howard 7-12 1-4 15, Beverley 4-10 0-0 8, Harden 12-22 10-10 37, Casspi 5-8 1-3 13, Brewer 0-0 0-0 0, Brooks 5-12 2-2 13, Asik 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 40-83 14-20 103.

UTAH (109): Jefferson 1-4 0-0 3, Williams 4-10 0-0 10, Favors 6-6 2-2 14, Burke 9-18 0-0 21, Hayward 12-18 5-5 29, Evans 1-4 1-2 3, Burks 7-11 4-5 21, Kanter 1-3 1-2 3, Garrett 2-5 0-0 5. Totals 43-79 13-16 109.

Houston 23 27 24 29— 103

Utah 36 17 29 27— 109

3-Point GoalsHouston 9-28 (Garcia 3-7, Harden 3-9, Casspi 2-4, Brooks 1-3, Jones 0-2, Beverley 0-3), Utah 10-17 (Burks 3-4, Burke 3-6, Williams 2-5, Jefferson 1-1, Garrett 1-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsHouston 45 (Howard 9), Utah 43 (Favors 13). AssistsHouston 18 (Harden 8), Utah 20 (Burke 6). Total FoulsHouston 19, Utah 18. A15,801 (19,911).

Pelicans 131, Bulls 128, 3OT

NEW ORLEANS (131): Aminu 6-10 1-4 14, Anderson 12-20 5-5 36, Smith 6-17 0-0 12, Holiday 9-22 1-1 19, Gordon 7-23 7-8 23, Evans 5-10 3-3 13, Amundson 0-0 0-2 0, Morrow 3-6 1-2 8, Withey 1-2 0-0 2, Roberts 1-3 2-2 4. Totals 50-113 20-27 131.

CHICAGO (128): Deng 15-27 7-11 37, Boozer 2-6 0-0 4, Noah 8-12 3-5 19, Hinrich 4-15 5-5 13, Snell 2-4 0-0 6, Gibson 10-19 6-8 26, Dunleavy 7-14 3-5 23, James 0-3 0-0 0, Mohammed 0-1 0-0 0, Teague 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 48-101 24-34 128.

New Orleans 24 26 27 26 6 13 9— 131

Chicago 21 35 24 23 6 13 6— 128

3-Point GoalsNew Orleans 11-23 (Anderson 7-11, Gordon 2-6, Aminu 1-1, Morrow 1-2, Roberts 0-1, Holiday 0-2), Chicago 8-23 (Dunleavy 6-10, Snell 2-4, Deng 0-1, Hinrich 0-8). Fouled OutSmith, Amundson. ReboundsNew Orleans 65 (Smith 14), Chicago 68 (Gibson 14). AssistsNew Orleans 25 (Holiday 12), Chicago 34 (Hinrich 11). Total FoulsNew Orleans 34, Chicago 23. TechnicalsNew Orleans defensive three second, Noah. A21,615 (20,917).

Ariza, Wizards topple Magic 12/02/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 12:03am]
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