WASHINGTON -- Forward Trevor Ariza scored 24 points, point guard John Wall had 16 points and 13 assists and the Washington Wizards posted their largest win of the season with a 98-80 rout over the Orlando Magic on Monday night.
Power forward Nene had 14 points and center Marcin Gortat 13 for the Wizards, who have won seven of nine games. At 9-9, Washington owns a .500 record for the first time since Nov. 3, 2009, when the team started the season 2-2.
Ariza sizzled from the field for a second straight game. He scored 19 points in the first half, made all four of his 3-point attempts and eight of nine shots overall.
Led by Ariza's perimeter touch, the Wizards sank nine of 13 3-point tries. Orlando finished three of 15.
Swingman Arron Afflalo scored 21 points and forward Moe Harkless had 16 for the Magic, who have lost two straight and six of eight.
The Wizards let a 13-point first-quarter lead disappear and trailed by five in the second only to close the period with 17-6 run for a 52-41 halftime lead. They maintained a double-digit cushion most of the second half, led by 21 in the fourth quarter and won by at least 10 points for the second time this season.
Playing in his native D.C. area for the first time in the NBA, rookie guard Victor Oladipo had 13 points for the Magic. Starters Glen Davis and E'Twaun Moore each went 1-for-8 from the field.
In Saturday's 108-101 win over Atlanta, Ariza made seven of 10 shots, including five of six from beyond the 3-point arc.
Washington played like a winning team at the start, quickly opening a 15-2 lead. Wizards coach Randy Wittman liberally used his reserves in the first quarter. Orlando took advantage. By the end of the quarter, the Magic tied the game at 22-22.
Afflalo's layup early in the second quarter put Orlando up 29-24.
Wittman returned to his starters and again, the lead flipped. The Wizards outscored Orlando 17-6 over the final 4:30. Wall, who recorded his second straight double-double, capped the surge with an off-balance 3-pointer. He finished the half with 11 points and nine assists.
NOTES: Wizards F Trevor Ariza scored 11 points in the first quarter after scoring 11 in the fourth quarter of Saturday's win over the Atlanta Hawks. ...Magic G E'Twaun Moore started for Jameer Nelson, who missed his second consecutive game due to a sprained left foot. Orlando F Tobias Harris (sore left ankle) sat out for a fourth straight game. ... After playing nine games in 14 days, the Wizards are off until Friday when they host the Milwaukee Bucks. That means rest for F Nene, who is playing through a sore Achilles, and potentially practice time for F Al Harrington (right knee) and rookie F Otto Porter (right hip). Harrington missed the past 11 games, while Porter has not played this season. ... Orlando stays on the road with a stop against the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday.