If anyone would have guessed that Kevin Seraphin would have been your leading scorer and that the Wizards would defeat the Orlando Magic all in one night, then your chances of those odds coming up were about as great as hitting the recent $600 million mega millions, but it happened. Tonight the Wizards were led by Seraphin's 24 points and the Wizards knocked off the Magic, 95-83.
Another notable for the Wizards tonight that was the topic of questions in the post game press conference was the ability for their 10-day contract players to make things happen. The Wizards are the kings of 10-day contracts and may have the most 10-day signings in NBA history. Cartier Martin and James Singleton two of those on 10-days chipped in for 12 points each.
"We might have to go to all 10-day contracts next year," Washington coach Randy Wittman said. "Some of guys might not like it."
For the Magic, they just could not get it done from long range as they did one night ago and they did not have the services of Dwight Howard tonight, who sat out again with a strained back. This allowed Seraphin to dominate the middle against the Magic. The Magic hit on only 11 of their 35 three pointers, but luckily for the Magic, replica watches the Wizards didn't fare much better shooting 3 of 15 from long range.
"We simply cannot play well at a low-energy level," Van Gundy said. "We cannot. We don't have a way to do that. And our players understand, and I think they believe that, and I think they know how they have to play, and I think they want to do it. It's just, tonight, we couldn't do it."