Porzingis, Wizards to visit Banchero, Magic

March 20, 2023 GMT

Washington Wizards (32-39, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (29-43, 13th in the Eastern Conference)

Orlando, Florida; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Washington takes on Orlando in Eastern Conference action Tuesday.

The Magic are 15-28 in Eastern Conference games. Orlando is seventh in the Eastern Conference with 50.2 points per game in the paint led by Franz Wagner averaging 9.5.

The Wizards have gone 19-25 against Eastern Conference opponents. Washington is 17-16 in games decided by 10 points or more.

The teams meet for the third time this season. The Wizards won 138-118 in the last matchup on Jan. 22.

TOP PERFORMERS: Paolo Banchero is averaging 20 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists for the Magic. Wagner is averaging 18.1 points and 3.8 assists over the last 10 games for Orlando.

Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 22.8 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.6 blocks for the Wizards. Corey Kispert is averaging 2.6 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Washington.

LAST 10 GAMES: Magic: 3-7, averaging 117.1 points, 43.6 rebounds, 24.7 assists, 8.5 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 47.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 121.3 points per game.

Wizards: 3-7, averaging 110.7 points, 42.8 rebounds, 25.7 assists, 7.2 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 48.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.2 points.

INJURIES: Magic: Jonathan Isaac: out (hamstring), Jalen Suggs: out (concussion).

Wizards: Kristaps Porzingis: day to day (illness).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.