Wizards hang on, take down resilient Magic

Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant (13) dunks in front of Orlando Magic guard Terrence Ross, left, and center Khem Birch during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant (13) dunks in front of Orlando Magic guard Terrence Ross, left, and center Khem Birch during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP/Alex Brandon)
Bradley Beal, Khem Birch
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) drives around Orlando Magic center Khem Birch (24) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Washington. The Wizards won 100-90. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP/Alex Brandon)
Bradley Beal, Evan Fournier, Khem Birch
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, center, drives between Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier, from France, and center Khem Birch during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Washington. The Wizards won 100-90. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP/Alex Brandon)
D.J. Augustin, Bradley Beal, Jonathan Isaac, Jeff Green, Chasson Randle, Nikola Vucevic
Orlando Magic guard D.J. Augustin (14) shoots between Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, left, Magic forward Jonathan Isaac, Wizards forward Jeff Green (32) and guard Chasson Randle and Magic center Nikola Vucevic during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP/Alex Brandon)
Khem Birch, Thomas Bryant
Orlando Magic center Khem Birch (24) shoots as Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant (13) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP/Alex Brandon)
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal does a push-up after a play during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Washington. The Wizards won 100-90. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal does a push-up after a play during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Washington. The Wizards won 100-90. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP/Alex Brandon)
Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant (13) blocks a shot by Orlando Magic center Khem Birch (24) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Washington. The Wizards won 100-90. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant (13) blocks a shot by Orlando Magic center Khem Birch (24) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Washington. The Wizards won 100-90. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP/Alex Brandon)
Washington Wizards guard Tomas Satoransky, left, from the Czech Republic, drives against Orlando Magic guards D.J. Augustin and Evan Fournier, right, from France, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Washington Wizards guard Tomas Satoransky, left, from the Czech Republic, drives against Orlando Magic guards D.J. Augustin and Evan Fournier, right, from France, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP/Alex Brandon)
Washington Wizards forward Jabari Parker, center, shoots between Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic, left, and forward Jonathan Isaac during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Washington. The Wizards won 100-90. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Washington Wizards forward Jabari Parker, center, shoots between Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic, left, and forward Jonathan Isaac during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Washington. The Wizards won 100-90. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP/Alex Brandon)
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Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant (13) dunks in front of Orlando Magic guard Terrence Ross, left, and center Khem Birch during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Bradley Beal, Khem Birch
Bradley Beal, Evan Fournier, Khem Birch
D.J. Augustin, Bradley Beal, Jonathan Isaac, Jeff Green, Chasson Randle, Nikola Vucevic
Khem Birch, Thomas Bryant
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal does a push-up after a play during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Washington. The Wizards won 100-90. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant (13) blocks a shot by Orlando Magic center Khem Birch (24) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Washington. The Wizards won 100-90. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Washington Wizards guard Tomas Satoransky, left, from the Czech Republic, drives against Orlando Magic guards D.J. Augustin and Evan Fournier, right, from France, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Washington Wizards forward Jabari Parker, center, shoots between Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic, left, and forward Jonathan Isaac during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Washington. The Wizards won 100-90. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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The Wizards won their second straight game, defeating the Orlando Magic 100-90 at Capital One Arena on Wednesday night.

Bradley Beal led the way with 23 points, but the Wizards got a major boost off the bench from Thomas Bryant and Jabari Parker. Bryant recorded a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Parker scored 19 on 9-for-12 shooting.

All-Star center Nikola Vucevic paced the Magic with 20 points, while three other Orlando players finished in double figures.

One thing you should know about the game: Washington’s reserves outscored Orlando’s 59-20, making the difference in an important game between two teams in the midst of the playoff race.

The highlight you should see: Bryant rocks the rim.

What’s next: The Wizards host the Hornets Friday night at 7 p.m. Coverage begins at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and MyTeams.

Listen to Wizards Talk, NBC Sports Washington’s Wizards podcast.

Related story: Since trading for Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker, the Wizards’ offense has reached new heights.

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