Thursday , Mar , 04 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Washington Wizards Team Report – March 4

=== Washington Wizards Team Report – March 4 ===

(Sports Network) – Gilbert Arenas scored a game-high 27 points to lead the
Washington Wizards to an 84-70 win over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday at
the MCI Center.

Etan Thomas added 15 points and 12 rebounds, while Jarvis Hayes chipped in 15
points, as Washington won for the fourth time in its last five games.

Arenas, who did not attempt a shot in the final 12 minutes, has been
unstoppable of late and has averaged 29.5 points, 7.8 assists and 7.8 rebounds
over his last four games.

Washington, which pulled down a season-high 61 boards, also moved within 4 1/2
games of the Boston Celtics for the final playoff spot in the Eastern
Conference.

The Wizards will head to Boston on Friday before hosting the New York Knicks,
another team ahead of them in the playoff race, on Sunday.

Washington, which has lost three of four and 14 of its last 16 away from home,
lost to the Celtics earlier in the season and has dropped seven of the last 11
meetings.The Wizards have also lost five of seven and 11 of its last 14 in
Boston.

WAS