(SportsNetwork.com) - Washington Wizards guard John Wall played with a heavy heart the last time out in leading his team to victory and looks to keep the trend going Wednesday on the road against the Orlando Magic.
Wall befriended a young cancer patient, Miyah Telemaque-Nelson, last March and the 6-year-old succumbed to the disease. Wall's emotional night produced 26 points on 10-of-17 shooting, a career-high 17 assists and seven rebounds of Monday's 133-132 double-overtime win versus the Boston Celtics.
Wall scored Washington's last 10 points in the second overtime.
"John Wall is a superstar in this league. He's grown up before our eyes," former Celtic and current Wizards Paul Pierce said.
Pierce scored a season-best 28 points and Marcin Gortat finished with 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Wizards, winners in five of the last six games. Kris Humphries and Bradley Beal netted 17 and 14 points, respectively.
Wall is second in the NBA with 10.4 assists per game and has at least 12 in each of the previous five games. He is the first player in franchise lore to hand out that many assists in five straight games.
The Wizards are currently tied with Atlanta atop the Southeast standings and are 4-4 away from home this season. They are 11-0 this season when holding teams under 100 points.
After their trip to the Magic Kingdom, the Wizards will return home for three games versus the Los Angeles Clippers, Utah Jazz and Minnesota Timberwolves.
Orlando is back home after going 3-3 on a recent road trip. It won for the second straight time with Saturday's 105-96 triumph over the Sacramento Kings, as Tobias Harris led the way with 27 points and Victor Oladipo added 16.
"I just focus on winning," said Harris, who is averaging 18.9 points and has scored 20 or more three times in the last five games. "For me, it's all about helping my team win."
Evan Fournier and Kyle O'Quinn scored 15 and 13 points, respectively, for the Magic, who shot 50.6 percent and took advantage of a Kings squad without the services of double-double machine DeMarcus Cousins (virus).
Magic center, leading scorer and top rebounder Nikola Vucevic missed his fourth straight game because of back spasms and is questionable Wednesday. He is amassing an average of 18.6 points and 11.7 rebounds. Vucevic still leads the NBA with 13 double-doubles.
The Magic are 2-5 at home and have lost three in a row there. They will play a home-and-home series with the Hawks next.
Orlando has lost the first two meetings with Washington this season and will visit the Wizards on Feb. 9. The Wizards have won six in a row in this series and are 9-2 in the past 11 encounters between the Southeast inhabitants.