Wizards 125 Magic 119
Bradley Beal and John Wall each scored 30 points and host Washington snapped a two-game losing streak Friday night.
Ian Mahinmi finished with a season-high 17 points in the defense-optional game. Washington shot 56.8 percent from the field and scored a season-high 74 points in the paint.
Orlando has lost seven in a row, 16-of-17 and 27 of its last 31. That stretch included a 130-103 rout by Washington on Dec. 23.
Elfrid Payton scored 27 points and Jonathon Simmons had 23 as all five Orlando starters reached double figures. Bismack Biyombo finished 8-of-9 from the field for a career-high 21 points. The Magic hit 51.3 percent of their attempts from the floor after a 6-for-22 fourth quarter.
The Wizards struggled offensively in recent fourth quarters but made 11-of-20 attempts against Orlando. Wall hit three jump shots during an 11-2 run that gave Washington a 121-113 lead with 3:15 remaining.
Hornets 99, Jazz 88
Kemba Walker scored 22 points and Frank Kaminsky added 16 to lead host Charlotte to its fourth victory in six games.
Marvin Williams scored 15 and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 12 for Charlotte, which won despite an off night for Dwight Howard, who scored just two first-half points. Howard finished with eight points on 2-of-9 shooting. He also went 4-for-10 from the foul line.
Nicolas Batum and Jeremy Lamb added 11 points apiece for Charlotte.
Howard, held to four points Dec. 31 in a road game against the Los Angeles Clippers, led Charlotte with 13 rebounds. He picked up a technical foul in the first quarter for arguing a non-call.
Donovan Mitchell scored 35 points for Utah, which has lost 14-of-19. Rodney Hood added 15 and Royce O’Neale 11 for Utah, which had been 10-3 when holding opponents to 100 points or fewer..
NOTEBOOK: Rodney Hood fined
Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood was fined $35,000 by the NBA for slapping a phone out of a fan’s hand. Hood was forced to leave Wednesday’s game against the Washington Wizards after receiving a second technical foul. He knocked the phone out of a fan’s hand while walking past the man who was sitting courtside and looked to be recording Hood exiting the court.
Surgery for Dion Waiters
Dion Waiters of the Miami Heat has decided to have surgery to repair his left ankle. The ankle has bothered Waiters for about nine months, starting with a bad sprain that kept him out of the final 13 games of last season. It never fully healed and he sprained it again in December. Waiters has said he was told the surgery has a recovery time of eight to 10 months.
Stephen Curry sidelined
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry didn’t play Friday night against the Milwaukee Bucks, the second consecutive game the sharpshooting guard missed with a right ankle injury.
NBA: Bradley Beal, John Wall lead Washington Wizards
Wizards 125 Magic 119