Reserves lead Magic to win over Wizards

Reserves lead Magic to win over Wizards
December 19, 2012, 9:39 pm
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Washington Wizards shooting guard Jordan Crawford (15) drives the ball past Orlando Magic's Arron Afflalo (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) J.J. Redick scored 17 points and fellow reserve E'Twaun Moore had 15 on Wednesday night, leading the Orlando Magic to a 90-83 win over the Washington Wizards.

Redick had four 3-pointers in leading Orlando to its fourth straight win. Arron Afflalo had 15 points for the Magic.

Nene had 20 points off the bench for the Wizards, who lost their fifth in a row. Jordan Crawford added 19 points and six assists.

The Magic took a 76-63 lead into the fourth quarter but started the period shooting 3 for 15, giving the Wizards an opening they failed to capitalize on.

Cartier Martin hit back-to-back 3-pointers and Emeka Okafor scored on a layup to pull Washington to 85-81 with 4:02 left in the game.

The Wizards had three more possessions to cut the lead further, but Okafor missed two shots from five feet and Crawford turned the ball over to stop the rally.

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