Tracy McGrady had 39 points, nine rebounds and five assists Wednesday night to lead the Magic to a 104-100 victory over the Wizards.
McGrady started the game with a four-point play and followed with a three-point play, a 3-pointer and a layup en route to 18 first-quarter points.
Larry Hughes scored 12 straight to pull Washington to 96-90 with 2:59 left, but McGrady answered with six consecutive points.
Hughes, who missed the Wizards' previous game with right-knee tendinitis, returned to the starting lineup and led Washington with 21 points, including 12 in the fourth. Juan Dixon added 20 as the Wizards lost their fourth in a row at home.
MAVERICKS: Guard Tony Delk was placed on the injured list with a sprained left ankle, and forward Eduardo Najera was activated.
NETS: Forward Eddie Griffin took a leave three weeks after signing with the team. "Eddie has informed the team that he is not ready to resume his NBA career at this point in time," president and general manager Rod Thorn said in a statement. Thorn said there was no timetable for Griffin to return.