Magic at Wizards
John Wall's return has energized the Washington Wizards, who will vie for their third straight victory when they host the Southeast Division-rival Orlando Magic on Monday. After missing the first 33 contests with a stress injury to his left kneecap, Wall registered 14 points and four assists in Washington's 93-83 triumph over Atlanta on Saturday. The Wizards and Magic have split their first two meetings this season - with the home club winning each contest.
Orlando will wrap up its four-game road trip on the heels of a 104-101 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday. Arron Afflalo matched a season high with 30 points as the Magic snapped their 10-game losing skid. Afflalo scored 26 points in Orlando's 105-97 loss to Washington on Dec. 28.
TV: 7 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Florida (Orlando), Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic (Washington)
ABOUT THE MAGIC (13-23): Orlando had a rare sight on Sunday afternoon. For the first time this season, all 15 players on the roster attended practice on the road. Glen Davis has certainly been missed since he dislocated his left shoulder on Dec. 19 as the club has won just once in 11 contests. He is questionable for Monday's tilt. Al Harrington isn't expected back soon as he deals with a staph infection in his right knee following arthroscopic surgery.
ABOUT THE WIZARDS (6-28): Bradley Beal will likely benefit with Wall in the backcourt. The rookie has stepped up his game this month, averaging 17.8 points while registering nine of his 33 steals in the last four contests. Beal struggled from the floor in his lone meeting with Orlando, going 4-for-12 to finish with 11 points on Dec. 28.
1. Washington's Trevor Booker tweaked his ankle against Atlanta and will be evaluated prior to Monday's game.
2. Orlando's Ish Smith said his left shoulder was no worse for wear after his collision with Eric Bledsoe of the Clippers. Smith had surgery on that shoulder during the summer.
3. The Wizards, who are averaging an NBA-worst 89.4 points per game, have surpassed that total in three of their last four contests.