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  • Bradley Beal put a scare into the Wizards organization and fan base. The second-year guard tumbled to the court and then needed help off it during the overtime session of Washington’s 105-101 win at the Orlando Magic on Friday night. John Wall scored 21 points and sank clutch baskets as the Wizards snapped a two-game losing streak. As for Beal, everyone can exhale as he apparently avoided serious injury. Washington’s second-leading scorer is a game-time decision for Saturday night’s home matchup and series finale with the Brooklyn Nets.
  • The Nets have won three straight and seven of their last eight games. In that span, they moved into a statistical tie with the Wizards for fifth place in the Eastern Conference. Washington already clinched the head-to-head tiebreaker if needed with two victories including113-107 at the Barclays Center on Dec. 18.
  • After two 10-day contracts, the Nets officially signed center Jason Collins for the remainder of the season. The 13- year veteran, who has scored five points in eight games with Brooklyn, makes his first appearance in Washington since announcing that he is gay. Collins spent the final weeks of the 2012-13 season with the Wizards following a trade deadline deal with the Boston Celtics
  • Along with Beal, Wizards forward Martell Webster (back) and Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko (ankle) are also game-time decisions.

– Ben Standig

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