Tuesday , Jan , 27 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Washington Wizards Team Report – January 27

=== Washington Wizards Team Report – January 27 ===

(Sports Network) – The Washington Wizards found themselves on the wrong end
of a 94-83 decision on Monday against the Portland Trail Blazers at the MCI

Juan Dixon netted a career-high 30 points in defeat, as the Wizards fell for
the second time in their last five contests. Brendan Haywood posted 12 points,
while Kwame Brown and Brevin Knight added 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Brown pulled down 10 rebounds to go along with his point total.

Trailing 83-72 in the fourth quarter, Dixon and Steve Blake knocked down a
pair of three-pointers, and Jarvis Hayes hit a foul line jumper to cut
Washington’s deficit to 83-80 with 4:50 remaining.

The Wizards couldn’t close the three-point gap, though, and only mustered a
free throw and layup by Haywood in the final 4 1/2 minutes of the contest.

Washington played the contest without the services of guard Larry Hughes, who
missed the game because the discomfort related to tendinitis in his right
knee became too severe.

The Wizards return to action on Wednesday when they welcome the Orlando Magic
to town.