Howard, Magic rout Wizards in Wall's debut

ORLANDO, Fla. — Dwight Howard had 23 points and 10 rebounds to lift the Orlando Magic to an easy 112-83 victory over the Washington Wizards on Thursday night, giving the NBA's newest arena a grand opening and spoiling No. 1 overall pick John Wall's debut.

Vince Carter had 18 points and Jameer Nelson scored 16 to help the Magic cruise to another blowout victory after a perfect preseason.

Wall had 14 points and nine assists — much of it in cleanup duty — on 6 for 19 shooting in his first meaningful professional game. He showed flashes of stardom but became just another spectator on an emotional night in Orlando.

Not that the Magic have much time to savor the Amway Center's opening. They get their first shot at LeBron James and the new-look Miami Heat down south Friday night.

Suns 110, Jazz 94

At Salt Lake City, Hakim Warrick and Steve Nash scored 18 points apiece to help the Suns beat the Jazz.

The Suns (1-1) led by as many as 18 points against a Jazz team that played with more intensity than during their 22-point season-opening loss at Denver on Wednesday. But in the end the Jazz still had trouble finding the basket.

The Jazz shot just 33.3 percent in the first quarter and 42.9 percent for the game. Utah was just 3-for-13 on 3-pointers while Phoenix made 10.

Al Jefferson scored 20 points to lead Utah (0-2).

Raja Bell also struggled in a game against his former team, scoring just seven points on 3 of 12 shooting.

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