WAS vs ORL Dream11: It’s a matchup between the two Eastern Conference teams as Washington Wizards play host to Orlando Magic in the NBA, at Capital One Arena, in Washington, United States of America, on Wednesday morning.
Washington Wizards: The Wizards come into this game looking to avoid their third straight defeat following a 150-125 loss at the hands of Los Angeles Clippers. It was the game as one-sided as it could be on the Basketball court at this level as high as NBA. Scott Brooks was clearly dissatisfied by the performance of some of his players in the starting five and gave a hint that he may be looking to make changes in the next game.
“We need some resolve, and we don’t need guys just going out there just thinking: ‘You know what? We’re young, and we’re just going to keep just being thrown out there.’ You got to earn (playing time),” Brooks said after the game.
Wizards are 6-12 on the season now and are falling behind in the race for the postseason.
Orlando Magic: Magic returned to the winning ways with a close 100-96 win over the Golden State Warriors. It was Magic’s 2nd win in three matches and 5th in the last 10 games. Evan Fournier was the team’s highest scorer with 32 points, while Terrence Ross led the fight from the bench, as he ended up with 19 points.
Total Games: 121
Washington Wizards: 53
Chicago Bulls: 68
Host: Washington Wizards
Visitors: Orlando Magic
Match Timing: December 04, @05:30 AM
Venue: Golden 1 Center
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Bradley Beal: He was the lone fighter for the team in the last game against the Clippers, and this has been the story of the season for the Wizards who are struggling to put numbers on a more consistent basis beyond Beal. He will be the biggest threat in this game.
Points Per Game: 28.0
Rebounds Per Game: 4.3
Assists Per Game: 7.3
Steals Per Game: 1.1
Blocks Per Game: 0.2
Evan Fournier: He is averaging 19.2 points per game this season. Can be deadly on any day, and can outscore any opponent.
Points Per Game: 19.2
Rebounds Per Game: 3.0
Assists Per Game: 3.3
Steals Per Game: 1.1
Blocks Per Game: 0.2
Thomas Bryant: Leading the team in rebounds per game with 8.5, and is second best with 13.9 points per game.
Points Per Game: 13.9
Rebounds Per Game: 8.5
Assists Per Game: 2.7
Steals Per Game: 0.4
Blocks Per Game: 1.0
From Magic, the likes of Jonathan Isaac, Aaron Gordon and Terrence Ross will pose the biggest threat. All three average points in double-digits this season. While Thomas Bryant, Rui Hachimura and David Bertans will be the one worth considering in this game.
Worth considering: Khem Birch: Magic’s big man is having an impact in the absence of Nikola Vucevic. He had a good game against the Warriors and will be some presence inside the paint.
Washington Wizards: Moritz Wagner was a late exclusion from the matchday roster due to an ankle injury and he remains a doubt for this game. In addition, the Wizards remain without Ian Mahinmi (Achilles Tendon Injury), C.J. Miles (wrist injury) and John Wall (Achilles Tendon Injury).
Washington Wizards squad: Bradley Beal, Thomas Bryant, Dāvis Bertāns, Rui Hachimura, Moritz Wagner, Ish Smith, Isaiah Thomas, Troy Brown Jr., C.J. Miles, Isaac Bonga, Jordan McRae, Admiral Schofield, Justin Robinson, Chris Chiozza, Garrison Mathews
Orlando Magic Team News:
Orlando Magic: For Magic, big man Nikola Vucevic (ankle injury) and Michael Carter-Williams (hip injury) will miss the match. In addition, Al-Farouq Aminu has been sidelined indefinitely following a torn meniscus.
Orlando Magic squad: D.J. Augustin, Mo Bamba, Khem Birch, Isaiah Briscoe, Evan Fournier, Melvin Frazier, Aaron Gordon, Jonathan Isaac, Wesley Iwundu, Terrence Ross
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PF: Rui Hachimura
SF: Troy Brown
C: Thomas Bryant
PG: Bradley Beal
SG: Isaiah Thomas
PF: Jonathan Isaac
SF: Aaron Gordon
C: Khem Birch
PG: Evan Fournier
SG: Markelle Fultz
Washington Wizards: Davis Bertans, Jordan McRae, Ish Smith, Moritz Wagner, CJ Miles, Isaac Bonga, Justin Robinson
Orlando Magic: Terrence Ross, D. J. Augustin, Mohamed Bamba, Wes Iwundu, Melvin Frazier
Washington Wizards are 3-4 in home games this season, while Orlando Magic have won just once in the first 8 away games. A win for Wizards.