Sunday , Nov , 09 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Washington Wizards Team Report – November 9

=== Washington Wizards Team Report – November 9 ===

(Sports Network) – The Washington Wizards lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers on
Saturday, 111-98, at Gund Arena.

Jarvis Hayes and Gilbert Arenas each had 22 points in the losing effort for
Washington, which lost for the first time in three games.

The final quarter began with Cleveland holding a slim two-point advantage.

Darius Miles, though, took over the contest early in the final period, leading
the Cavaliers on a 16-3 run. He scored eight straight points during the burst,
helping the home side claim a 92-80 advantage with more than six minutes left
to play.

Miles started his individual spurt with a baseline dunk with 7:32 remaining in
the contest. He then converted on a fastbreak lay-in to give Cleveland an
88-78 lead. After Etan Thomas’ bucket cut the deficit to single digits for
Washington, two Miles jumpers extended the margin to 12 with a little more
than six minutes left.

Washington was never able to seriously threaten as Cleveland led by as many as
16 late in game.

The Wizards lost for the first time in four tries at Gund Arena

The Wizards are off until Tuesday when they host Allen Iverson and the
Philadelphia 76ers.