Washington Wizards Team Report – March 2
=== Washington Wizards Team Report – March 2 ===
(Sports Network) – Gilbert Arenas had 35 points and 11 assists to lead the
Washington Wizards to a 111-106 overtime win against the New Orleans Hornets
at MCI Center.
Arenas, who also netted 35 points and matched a team-record with eight three-
pointers in a loss to the Lakers on Sunday, scored 22 points in the first half
and six on two three-pointers in overtime for Washington, which blew a 21-
point, third-quarter lead but responded by winning for the third time in four
Rookie Jarvis Hayes added 19 points and eight boards, and Etan Thomas had 13
points and 12 rebounds for the Wizards, who overcame a turnover-filled fourth
Washington committed 11 fourth-quarter turnovers, allowing the Hornets to get
back into the contest. The Wizards also scored a season-low 10 fourth-quarter
In overtime, Arenas gave Washington the lead for good with a three-pointer at
the 2:01 mark, 105-102. Kwame Brown then blocked a P.J. Brown shot with 1:14
left and followed that with a layup on the other end 22 seconds later that
made it 107-102.
Kwame Brown finished with only six points.
Washington, who will host the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, won for just the
third time in its last eight at home and improved to 13-17 in its gym this
The Wizards have won two of three from the Raptors this season and have won
five of eight and 10 of the last 15 meetings. Washington, though, has dropped
four of its last six at home to Toronto.