Elfrid Payton scored 22 of his season-high 25 points in the first half and the visiting Orlando Magic overcame John Wall’s 52-point performance to beat the Washington Wizards, 124-116 on Tuesday night.
Wall had the highest-scoring game of his career and kept Washington in it with 33 points in the second half as the Wizards cut the lead below 10 in the fourth quarter. The guard made 18 of 31 from the field and added eight assists.
Wall became the fourth player to score 30 points in a half this season, joining Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love and Klay Thompson.
Payton, who had nine assists, went eight for eight from the field and three for three from the line...