Wizards beat Magic on alley-oop at buzzer

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Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Wizards avoided playing a third overtime this week with an alley-oop at the buzzer.

Bradley Beal caught Andre Miller's inbounds pass near the rim with 0.8 seconds left and put the ball through the rim in time to give the Wizards a 91-89 win over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

The play came after Victor Oladipo missed a jumper for the Magic at the other end with a chance to go ahead. It followed Washington's 133-132 win over the Boston Celtics on Monday in double-overtime.

John Wall scored the last 10 Wizards points in that one and had 21 with 11 assists against the Magic, helping Washington to its sixth win in seven games.

Oladipo scored 17 to lead the Magic but couldn't stay close enough to Beal on the final play of the game.

Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said there were a lot of reasons his team lost and pointed to a couple of transition 3-pointers the Wizards had that his players couldn't stop.

"Game never boils down to that last play," Vaughn said.

Tobias Harris added 15 points for Orlando, which returned home after a 3-3 road trip that ended with back-to-back wins over Utah and Sacramento.

Harris scored to give the Magic an 89-84 lead with 1:38 remaining, their last points of the game.

Consecutive buckets by Wall trimmed it to one point and Rasual Butler made one of his two free throws with 16 seconds left to tie the score.

Oladipo dribbled out most of the remaining time before rising for his long jumper inside the 3-point line on the high right side, which clanked off the rim.

He was on Beal at the other end, but lost a step to the Washington guard in traffic and wasn't close enough as both players leapt for Miller's pass from the sideline near the benches.

Beal touched the ball only for a split-second at the end of the lob, directing it through the rim for the win.

The Magic subbed in 7-foot center Dewayne Dedmon for the final play and had him guard the inbounds pass.

"I thought they were going to put the big man under the basket," said Miller. "Once he came to the ball, I knew I was going to throw it to the rim. I just had to get over his arms."

The Wizards moved to 3-0 against the Magic this season -- all single-digit wins. They have won seven straight in the series since Orlando's last victory on March 29, 2013.

Washington big man Nene returned after missing a game with a knee injury and scored 12 points in 21 minutes off the bench.

Neither team led by more than nine points in the game.

Game Notes

Orlando center Nikola Vucevic (back) missed a fifth consecutive game ... The Magic head back on the road to play Atlanta on Friday in the opener of a home- and-home series ... The Wizards start a three-game homestand on Friday against the Clippers.