For the first time in five games, the Wizards will put the same starting lineup on the floor for consecutive contests as they prepare to host the Orlando Magic at Verizon Center.
Coach Randy Wittman has been shuffling players in and out ever since the last meeting with Orlando, where he benched Chris Singleton and started Earl Barron and started Shaun Livingston in place of the injured Bradley Beal and the Wizards lost 90-83. The Wizards have since cut Barron and Livingston and signed Garrett Temple and Shelvin Mack, who start at point guard for the second game in a row.
Mack had six points and seven assists in his first career start against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Magic will be without Hedo Turkoglu and Glen “Big Baby” Davis, who injured his shoulder late in the fourth quarter against the Wizards on Dec. 19.
Tipoff: 7 p.m.
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Radio: 106.7 (WJFK FM)