Wizards: Rookie F Dominic McGuire made his first career start last night, and Coach Eddie Jordan used this lineup for the first time this season: McGuire, Antonio Daniels, DeShawn Stevenson, Brendan Haywood and Darius Songaila. F Andray Blatche led the team with 20 points and 11 rebounds for his ninth double-double of the season. Rookie Oleksiy Pecherov had a career-high 10 rebounds.
Magic: C Tony Battie (torn rotator cuff) and F Brian Cook (fractured finger) did not play.
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Eastern Conference teams that have made the playoffs each season since 2004-05 (Wizards and Pistons).
Wizards who have appeared in all 82 games (Stevenson and Blatche).
"Our young guys had a chance to play a little bit and now it's time for the big dogs to start hunting."
Wizards Coach Eddie Jordan