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Surging Magic run into Wall in 11th straight loss to Wizards

WASHINGTON — Friday seemed to be a great opportunity for the Magic to end its struggles against the Wizards. Injuries prevented Washington's Bradley Beal, Nene, Gary Neal, Alan Anderson and DeJuan Blair from playing.

But Washington still had John Wall. And the Magic lost its 11th straight game to the Wizards, 103-91, as Wall had 24 points and 13 assists, both game highs. He dominated when he was subbed back into the game with Washington ahead 76-74 with 9:20 to go.

Victor Oladipo had 20 points for Orlando, which entered with a 13-5 record since Nov. 25, the best in the Eastern Conference.

Game highlights: Hassan Whiteside had 25 points and 19 rebounds, and the host Heat rolled past the Mavericks 106-82. Dwyane Wade did not start for Miami after having flu symptoms. He got IV fluids and finished with 10 points off the bench. … The host Bulls beat the Knicks 108-81 as guard Derrick Rose missed a second straight game with hamstring tendinitis.

Around the league: The Lakers scratched Kobe Bryant against the 76ers because of a sore right shoulder.

Grizzlies' Barnes rants against 2015: Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes, serving a two-game suspension for what the league has described as a "physical altercation" with Knicks coach Derek Fisher, wrote on Instagram that 2015 was the worst year of his life and "Thank God For 2016!" Barnes wrote that a former teammate "went behind my back, messed w/my ex, got caught, got dealt w/for being a snake, then ran & told the Police & NBA." He said he had to walk away from "MY OWN FAMILY" and in the offseason was traded from a city and team, the Clippers, he loved.

Grizzlies spokesman Jason Wallace declined to comment. Barnes' agent didn't respond to an Associated Press email seeking comment. Fisher said he had no thoughts about the post.

Wizards 103, Magic 91

ORLANDO (91): Harris 5-9 2-3 13, Frye 2-4 0-0 4, Vucevic 7-16 0-0 14, Payton 1-6 0-0 3, Fournier 5-11 0-0 11, Smith 5-8 0-0 10, Oladipo 8-18 2-2 20, Gordon 3-6 0-1 6, Nicholson 3-4 2-2 8, Hezonja 0-2 0-0 0, Dedmon 1-1 0-0 2, Napier 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 40-85 6-8 91.

WASHINGTON (103): Porter 9-20 0-0 20, Dudley 3-11 0-0 7, Gortat 5-10 0-0 10, Wall 10-19 4-4 24, Temple 4-10 2-2 11, Sessions 5-10 1-2 13, Humphries 4-6 2-2 11, Gooden 0-1 0-0 0, Oubre Jr. 3-5 0-0 7. Totals 43-92 9-10 103.

Orlando 21 22 29 19— 91

Washington 24 24 24 31— 103

3-Point GoalsOrlando 5-20 (Oladipo 2-6, Payton 1-2, Harris 1-3, Fournier 1-5, Gordon 0-1, Vucevic 0-1, Frye 0-1, Nicholson 0-1), Washington 8-26 (Sessions 2-3, Porter 2-8, Oubre Jr. 1-1, Temple 1-3, Humphries 1-3, Dudley 1-5, Wall 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsOrlando 46 (Harris 10), Washington 51 (Gortat 14). AssistsOrlando 29 (Payton 7), Washington 25 (Wall 13). Total FoulsOrlando 13, Washington 11. TechnicalsOrlando defensive three second.

Bulls 108, Knicks 81

NEW YORK (81): Anthony 8-18 3-3 20, Porzingis 4-14 0-0 9, Lopez 2-5 0-0 4, Calderon 7-9 1-1 18, Afflalo 2-9 0-0 4, Thomas 3-9 5-5 11, O'Quinn 1-3 0-0 2, Seraphin 2-7 0-2 4, Galloway 1-2 0-0 3, Williams 1-4 4-6 6, Grant 0-3 0-0 0, Vujacic 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 31-84 13-17 81.

CHICAGO (108): Mirotic 6-8 1-2 17, Gibson 2-7 3-4 7, Gasol 5-17 7-7 17, Hinrich 1-2 0-0 2, Butler 8-18 7-10 23, Portis 6-9 2-2 16, Brooks 3-4 0-0 7, Snell 2-7 0-0 4, McDermott 5-9 0-0 13, Moore 1-2 0-0 2, Bairstow 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 39-85 20-25 108.

New York 18 32 23 8— 81

Chicago 34 22 21 31— 108

3-Point GoalsNew York 6-19 (Calderon 3-3, Galloway 1-1, Anthony 1-3, Porzingis 1-3, Grant 0-1, Seraphin 0-1, Thomas 0-2, Williams 0-2, Afflalo 0-3), Chicago 10-16 (Mirotic 4-6, McDermott 3-4, Portis 2-3, Brooks 1-1, Hinrich 0-1, Butler 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsNew York 47 (Porzingis 9), Chicago 61 (Portis 10). AssistsNew York 16 (Calderon 4), Chicago 27 (Mirotic 7). Total FoulsNew York 25, Chicago 19. TechnicalsChicago defensive three second.

Heat 106, Mavericks 82

DALLAS (82): Parsons 2-8 0-0 4, Nowitzki 4-14 3-3 11, Pachulia 5-9 4-5 14, Barea 3-9 0-0 6, Matthews 4-9 0-0 12, Felton 1-4 2-2 4, Williams 3-9 1-2 9, Powell 0-5 1-2 1, Harris 0-0 0-0 0, Villanueva 4-11 0-0 9, McGee 3-5 0-0 6, Jenkins 3-4 0-0 6, Evans 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 32-88 11-14 82.

MIAMI (106): Deng 3-7 2-2 9, Bosh 6-16 1-2 16, Whiteside 12-16 1-2 25, Dragic 7-12 0-0 15, Johnson 3-7 1-2 8, Green 8-13 1-1 19, Udrih 1-2 0-0 2, Stoudemire 0-0 0-0 0, Wade 5-6 0-0 10, Haslem 1-1 0-0 2, Andersen 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 46-82 6-9 106.

Dallas 10 35 16 21— 82

Miami 22 36 22 26— 106

3-PointersDallas 7-31 (Matthews 4-7, Williams 2-5, Villanueva 1-6, Felton 0-1, Jenkins 0-1, Evans 0-1, Nowitzki 0-2, Parsons 0-3, Barea 0-5), Miami 8-18 (Bosh 3-6, Green 2-4, Dragic 1-2, Johnson 1-2, Deng 1-3, Andersen 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsDallas 43 (Pachulia 13), Miami 55 (Whiteside 19). AssistsDallas 22 (Felton, Barea, Williams 5), Miami 24 (Wade, Dragic 7). FoulsDallas 11, Miami 16. TechnicalsStoudemire.

Raptors 104, Hornets 94

CHARLOTTE (94): Hairston 1-5 0-0 2, Williams 6-12 2-2 17, Zeller 5-7 5-6 15, Walker 7-21 2-2 18, Batum 4-9 3-4 14, Kaminsky 5-10 2-2 13, Lamb 2-10 0-0 5, Roberts 3-5 2-2 8, Hansbrough 1-6 0-0 2. Totals 34-85 16-18 94.

TORONTO (104): Carroll 5-11 0-0 14, Scola 2-10 0-0 5, Valanciunas 3-9 4-5 10, Lowry 6-16 4-4 18, DeRozan 7-18 7-7 23, Ross 3-9 0-0 8, Patterson 5-9 0-0 14, Biyombo 2-3 2-2 6, Joseph 3-6 0-0 6, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 36-91 17-18 104.

Charlotte 28 27 27 12— 94

Toronto 29 26 19 30— 104

3-Point GoalsCharlotte 10-32 (Batum 3-4, Williams 3-6, Walker 2-8, Lamb 1-4, Kaminsky 1-5, Roberts 0-2, Hairston 0-3), Toronto 15-33 (Patterson 4-6, Carroll 4-7, DeRozan 2-2, Ross 2-6, Lowry 2-7, Scola 1-4, Joseph 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsCharlotte 49 (Zeller 9), Toronto 60 (Valanciunas 13). AssistsCharlotte 15 (Batum 7), Toronto 21 (Lowry 11). Total FoulsCharlotte 16, Toronto 19. TechnicalsCharlotte defensive three second, DeRozan, Toronto defensive three second.

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