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WASHINGTON (AP) — Tomas Satoransky couldn’t decide if this kind of double-double was good or bad. It was certainly unusual.

Satoransky was scoreless Wednesday night but also had 13 assists and 10 rebounds to help the Washington Wizards to a 127-110 win over the Orlando Magic. He became the third player to finish a game with no points and at least 10 rebounds and 10 assists, joining Oklahoma City’s Josh Giddey earlier this season and Cincinnati’s 1971 Norm Van Lier.

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“I don’t know. I just let the game come to me a little bit,” said Satoransky, who only attempted two shots. “I try to be aggressive, but every time I go to the basket or was aggressive, it opens it up Room for my teammates.”

Kristaps Porzingis scored 35 points for the Wizards. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 25, and Rui Hachimura and Daniel Gafford contributed 17 each.

Franz Wagner scored 28 points for the Magic, who lost their fourth episode.

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“I think he’s an incredible talent. He’s just a guy who goes out and competes,” said Markelle Fultz, Wagner’s teammate. “He’s going to be a superstar in this league, I really believe in that.”

Orlando (20-57) came into play with Detroit and Houston for the worst record in the NBA. The Magic led 35-23 late in the first quarter, but Washington broke and eventually ended the half on a 16-6 run to lead 58-56. The Wizards were up by seven after three quarters and held Orlando at bay in the fourth quarter.

“I thought we just started slowly and picked up our momentum, increased our defensive intensity,” Washington coach Wes Unseld Jr. said. “And there was a little bit more urgency.”

Satoransky already had 10 assists by the end of the third.

“He wants to win,” Unseld said. “If he has to do a bucket he will try but he is trying to facilitate and organize us. His ability and size on the defensive, he’s had great moments and obviously a lot of the defense is recovering.

Gafford threw a two-handed dunk in the fourth after a no-look pass from Ish Smith. That put the Wizards at 94-85. Gafford went 5 for 5 during Washington’s fourth quarter with 41 points.

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Washington had 35 assists, including seven from Smith.

INJURIES

Washington is without star Bradley Beal (wrist) and Kyle Kuzma (knee) missed his seventh straight game.

Orlando’s Jalen Suggs (ankle) missed his eighth straight game. Wendell Carter Jr. (wrist) was also out.

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Magic: Robin Lopez took four points against his former team. He played for the Wizards last season. … Fultz scored 19 points.

Wizards: Washington went 4-0 over Orlando this season to win the Magic for the first time since 2015-16. … Satoransky had at least 10 assists in consecutive games for the second time in his career. He did so in January 2019. … In the fourth, the Wizards posted a season-high for points in a quarter.

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Magic: hosts the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.

Wizards: host the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.

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