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Washington led 51-48 at halftime despite Arenas not scoring until 6:06 was left in the second quarter.
However, just as the momentum appeared to be going their way, the Wizards went scoreless on seven straight possessions and the game slipped out of their grasp when Rafer Alston made a three-pointer with six seconds remaining to help the Rockets emerge with an 86-82 win.
The Wizards (4-7) shot 33.3 percent from the field and were outrebounded 57-44 but had a chance to win because they played solid defense -- Houston shot 41.3 percent and committed 22 turnovers -- while holding the Rockets scoreless on six straight fourth quarter possessions as they clawed their way back into the game.
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  Washington Wizards - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jordan's stint with the Washington Wizards was closely watched by both fans and the media.
With a 93-82 win over the Chicago Bulls on April 13, 2005, the Wizards clinched a playoff spot for the first time in eight years [1], with the last time the team had made the postseason was in 1996-97, when it was still known as the Bullets.
In the second round, the Wizards were swept by the Miami Heat, the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference in the 2005 NBA Playoffs.
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 Wizards 105, Celtics 91 - Boston.com
Antawn Jamison knew the Washington Wizards were primed for a letdown, especially coming off their biggest win of the season and facing the slumping Boston Celtics.
Washington Wizards' Caron Butler (3) drives to the basket past Boston Celtics' Ryan Gomes during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007, in Boston.
BOSTON --Antawn Jamison knew the Washington Wizards were primed for a letdown, especially coming off their biggest win of the season and facing the slumping Boston Celtics.
www.boston.com /sports/basketball/celtics/articles/2007/01/28/wizards_sweep_past_celtics_105_91   (708 words)

 Arenas helps Wizards top Raptors 129-109 - Boston.com
WASHINGTON --Gilbert Arenas scored 25 points in his best shooting game since December, and the Washington Wizards won a matchup of first-place teams Tuesday night by dominating the boards in a 129-109 victory over the Toronto Raptors.
Washington had lost twice this season to Toronto on the road, but now has a chance to gain a draw in the season series when the teams meet for the final time March 30.
Wizards C Etan Thomas was excused from the game to attend to a family matters.
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 Wizards : Washington Wizards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Washington Wizards have undergone a series of city and mascot changes, and as a result, it's caused the franchise to have a bit of an identity crisis.
Finally settled in Washington, the team enjoyed its greatest success in 1978, when it came out of virtually nowhere to win the NBA Championship, defeating the Seattle SuperSonics for the title.
The MCI Center is the home to the NBA Wizards, the NHL Capitals, the WNBA Mystics, college basketball's Georgetown Hoyas, and the Washington Power of the National Lacrosse League.
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 The Washington Informer: Sports
The Washington Wizards’ first home game of the 2005-2006 NBA Season took on the air of a "Hollywood Premier." Washington area pro basketball fans came out to see this new Wizard's team - a team with several new players minus all-star guard Larry Hughes and the underachieving big man Kwame Brown.
But, best of all, the win by the Wizards gives Washington a 3-0 start, the best start since the 1978-79 season, which is the last time Washington made it to a NBA Championship Finals.
At halftime Wizards team owner Abe Pollin and Washington Mayor Anthony Williams presented the NBA Community Service Award to Arenas for his charitable work with the Katrina Hurricane survivors.
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 Washington Wizards Tickets, Wizards Playoff Tickets, NBA Playoff Tickets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It wasn’t that long ago that the Washington Wizards only managed to record 19 victories in a season, but the team has recovered nicely and made it to the NBA playoffs the last two years.
Washington Wizards basketball tickets are hot once again, and GoTickets.com has a great selection of the best seats at the Verizon Center.
The Wizards will rely heavily on superstar Gilbert Arenas to shoulder the load this year, and the fifth-year player from Arizona has shown that he excels in that role and is ready to become one of the NBA’s elite players.
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 Pro Sports Daily: Washington Wizards News
Washington Post columnist Michael Wilbon (registration required): "The final night of the Wizards' season was as unrewarding as the journey through the final month, ending predictably enough with Cleveland winning in a sweep but with enough subplot twists to keep anybody from yawning.
Washington Post columnist Mike Wise (registration required): "It's a shame the Big Three and Darius Songaila never were healthy at the same time, that they never really got to play together.
Washington Times: "It will go down as a footnote in the series, but Antawn Jamison -- who normally defers offensively to Gilbert Arenas and Caron Butler -- proved he is capable carrying the load.
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 Washington Wizards Tickets - Washington Wizards Schedule - Washington Wizards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Washington Wizards can’t do much this offseason because they are expected to be over the salary cap for the 2006-07 season when the salary cap is announced later this summer, which will limit them in terms of signing free agents.
Gooden, James Lead Cavaliers to 2-0 Lead Over Wizards With LeBron James playing cautiously on a sprained left ankle, Gooden scored 19 of his 24 points before halftime Wednesday night, powering the Cavaliers to a 109-102 victory over the Washington Wizards and a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.
Wizards Edge Pacers to Lock Up Seventh Seed Antawn Jamison had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards beat the Indiana Pacers 98-95 on Wednesday night to clinch the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
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 CTV.ca | CTV News, Shows and Sports - Canadian Television
The Wizards (19-14) shot just 43 per cent in losing for just the second time in nine games, but they made a game of it thanks to a 26-9 run spanning over half the fourth quarter.
The Wizards chipped away, cutting the lead to five on a Butler three-pointer with 19.9 seconds left.
That was as close as Washington got, to the delight of 17,981 at the Air Canada Centre.
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 Washington Wizards - Toshiba Vegas Summer League - VegasSummerLeague.com - The TVSL is an NBA sanctioned league
The Washington Wizards looked like the 2001-02 Golden State Warriors as Gilbert Arenas, Antawn Jamison and Larry Hughes were reunited on the basketball court as teammates.
The Wizards beat the Bulls 4-2 to advance to the second round against the Miami Heat, where they lost 4-0.
If the Wizards can re-sign Hughes and point guard Steve Blake they should be in a position to continue there success.
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 Washington Wizards - Official Blog
Washington Wizards President of Basketball Operations Ernie Grunfeld announced today that guard Gilbert Arenas has sustained a lateral meniscus tear in his left knee, and the tear will be repaired by arthroscopic surgery.
Washington was victorious in both of the two previous meetings — 121-109 on Dec. 1 at Verizon Center, and 114-107 on Dec. 27 in North Carolina.
The Wizards are currently 0.5 games ahead of the Miami Heat in the Southeast Division, marking the first time that the Wizards have been in first place in the division this late in the season since the 1978-79 season.
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 Pistons drop Wizards for sixth straight win - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Such as match the end-to-end game preferred by the Wizards, who lost their fourth in a row despite Gilbert Arenas' 28 points and 10 assists, a night after he shot 1-for-12 and scored three.
Washington led 35-34 after the first quarter, which represented the most points scored and allowed by the Pistons in any period this season.
Wizards F Michael Ruffin sat out his third consecutive game with a sprained right foot.
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 Wizards of the Coast
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 Washington Wizards, NBA Team Valuations - Forbes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Fans thought the Wizards were heading for trouble when the team unceremoniously dumped Michael Jordan from its executive/ownership ranks.
But the Wizards jumped in value last season thanks to the club's best campaign since the Washington Bullets reached the NBA Finals with Wes Unseld at center in 1979.
Washington Wizards' Gilbert Arenas (0) prepares to shot for a basket as Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade (3) defends in the first quarter Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005 in Miami.
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 Shooting woes doom Wizards - The Washington Times: Sports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Wizards fell to the Kings 100-92 last night at Arco Arena largely because of an almost nine-minute drought between fourth-quarter baskets by Kwame Brown (18 points, 15 rebounds) and Gilbert Arenas (team-high 27 points).
But the Wizards, who made just four of 17 field goals in the fourth quarter, gave up back-to-back baskets to Chris Webber (23 points, nine rebounds and seven assists) and Mike Bibby (21 points, seven assists and no turnovers) to allow Sacramento´s lead to reach 11 points with 1:23 left.
After Washington scored the first eight points of the period, Sacramento outscored the Wizards 20-5 to lead 68-57 on Doug Christie's dunk with 3:43 left in the quarter.
www.washingtontimes.com /sports/20040329-011620-6901r.htm   (490 words)

 Washington Wizards Sports Betting News MYSPORTSBOOK
After defeating the Washington Wizards on March 10 thanks to a buzzer-beating three-pointer by Steve Francis, New York was tied with the Orlando Magic for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Wizards are already without forward Caron Butler because of a broken hand and lost the services of All-Star guard Gilbert Arenas, who suffered ligament damage in his left knee during Wednesday's 108-100 home loss to the Charlotte Bobcats in the back end of a home-and-home series.
WASHINGTON (AP) -Washington Wizards point guard Gilbert Arenas was to have surgery Thursday on his left knee and is essentially done for the season.
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 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on Washington Wizards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Washington Post - Those traits were on full display Friday night when the Bulls overwhelmed the Washington Wizards with a 105-90 victory that was the product of a swarming defense that held everyone other than Gilbert Arenas in check, forced 17 turnovers and fueled......
In Game 6, the Wizards won their first playoff series in 23 years, defeating the Chicago Bulls 94-91 and becoming only the ninth team in NBA history to win a playoff series after being down 0-2.
In the second round, the Wizards were swept by the Miami Heat, the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference in the 2004-05 NBA Playoffs.
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 Wizards survive - Sports - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Playing on the second of back-to-back nights, the Wizards made an NBA season-high 71.9 percent (23-for-32) of their shots in the first half.
The Wizards made 13 of 17 free throws in the fourth quarter, including nine straight at one point.
Washington hasn't been in first place this late in the season since 1978-79 when they won the Atlantic Division as the Washington Bullets.
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 Philadelphia 76ers/Washington Wizards NBA recap on ESPN
The Wizards missed their first 14 shots and fell behind by 18 points in the first quarter of Tuesday night's 95-73 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Juwan Howard, who had 13 points, was the only starter in double figures for the Wizards, who shot 10 percent in the first quarter and 34 percent for the game.
Talk about a poorly-timed trivia question: With the Wizards trailing 19-2 during a timeout in the first quarter, the public address announcer asked the crowd to guess the record for most points scored in a game by a Washington player.
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 Washington Wizards (1963-Present)
The Wizards continue to underachieve finishing in last place with a dreadful record of 29-53 as the team went through 2 coaches for the 2nd straight season.
The Wizards would continue to make changes as Richard Hamilton is traded to the Detroit Pistons for Jerry Stackhouse, who also starred at UNC is brought in to be the "air apparent" to Michael Jordan who announced it would be his final season.
The Wizards would hover around the.500 mark the rest of the season as Gilbert Arenas continued to blossom into a NBA superstar with a team high 29.3 ppg.
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 Sports Blog | Washington Wizards Blog - The FanHouse
The depleted Wizards have put up a decent fight in the first two games of this series, but not surprisingly, the Cavs have managed to take care of business and hold a 2-0 series lead.
Washington will need more consistency on offense and will have to shoot better from the perimeter if they hope to get their first win of this year's playoffs.
In six of their last eight losses, Washington was within a few points in the fourth quarter, but couldn't find a consistent scoring threat down the stretch to put the game away.
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 Metastorm | Business Process Management Software
In 1997, the team moved into downtown Washington, DC and officially became known as the Washington Wizards.
Within a few months, all of the Wizards scouts were up and running on the application, with immediate benefits to the team.
The Metastorm BPM™ solution allowed the Wizards to create a centralized database of player information, move all scouting and player profile forms online, automate the process and enforce a consistent rating scheme, and consolidate scouting reports so that all scouts have access to the same information and can share evaluations.
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