3 key players return for Wizards

3 key players return for Wizards
March 29, 2013, 1:00 pm
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The Wizards, who were missing six players in their previous game, had some good news Friday before they played at the Orlando Magic. 

They only had eight players in uniform in Wednesday's 103-80 loss at the Oklahoma City Thunder when they ran out of gas in the second half and point guard John Wall was held to 3-for-18 shooting.

Shooting guard Bradley Beal (left ankle sprain) and power forward Nene (sore right knee) didn't play vs. Orlando, but small forward Trevor Ariza (flu), backup point guard A.J. Price (groin) and small forward Martell Webster (abdominal strain) were in uniform.

Price, who is the backup for John Wall, hadn't played since March 12. Webster last played March 23. Ariza has been sidelined since March 22. The Wizards desperately need the latter two players' ability to score and stretch the floor with their three-point range. 

Reserve center Jason Collins (flu) also returned for the Wizards (26-45).