Bradley Beal’s Buzzer-beater Beats Orlando Magic


Dec 10, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce (34) drives to the basket as Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo (5) defends during the second half at Amway Center. Washington Wizards defeated the Orlando Magic 91-89. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Bradley Beal converted an inbound lob pass from Andre Miller as time expired as the Washington Wizards slipped past the Orlando Magic 91-89.

Tied at 89-89 with 0.8 seconds left, Miller came off the bench and threw a lob pass in the direction of Beal and Victor Oladipo.

The Magic (9-15) guard didn’t react quick enough and Beal soured over Oladipo to lay in the game-winning basket.

On the previous Orlando possession, Oladipo had a chance to give the Magic the lead but his 20-foot jumper missed and was rebounded by Kris Humphries.

Beal scored just nine points while John Wall had a game-high 21 points and 11 assists. Paul Pierce added eight points, six rebounds and five assists for the Wizards (15-6).

Oladipo scored 17 points, while Tobias Harris added 15. Channing Frye and Kyle O’Quinn each scored 10.

The Magic led 75-67 heading into the fourth quarter and held an 89-84 edge with 1:01 to play before Washington ended the game on a 7-0 win to steal the win.

It’s the seventh straight win for the Wizards over the Magic.

Evan Fournier, who scored just seven points, did drain a three, extending his league leading active streak of games with a three-pointer to 29.

Magic center Nikola Vucevic missed his fifth straight game with back sprain.

Orlando travel to Atlanta Friday to begin a home-and-home with the Hawks.