ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — John Wall hit a floater with 12.7 seconds to play and the Washington Wizards rallied to defeat the Orlando Magic 88-87 Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams.
Bradley Beal led the Wizards with 24 points, followed by Wall with 22.
The Magic had a chance to win in the closing seconds, but Nik Vucevic's jumper bounced off the rim as time expired.
Orlando built an eight-point lead early on the fourth quarter, before a 12-0 spurt by the Wizards erased it. A 3-pointer by rookie Mario Hezonja and dunk by Tobias Harris capped a 9-0 Magic response to put them back on top 87-82 with less than two minutes to play.
Victor Oladipo led the...