Saturday , Mar , 27 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Washington Wizards Team Report – March 27

=== Washington Wizards Team Report – March 27 ===

(Sports Network) – Gilbert Arenas had his return to the Bay Area spoiled on
Friday, as the Washington Wizards fell for the third time in four tries with
a 99-78 setback to Golden State Warriors at The Arena.

Etan Thomas led the way with 16 points and eight rebounds, while Larry Hughes
had 12 for the Wizards, losers in 10 of their last 13.

Arenas, who heard a chorus of boos early on, had a disappointing outing in his
first game back at his old stomping grounds, recording just 11 points on 3-
of-10 shooting.

On the injury front backup point guard Steve Blake, who sprained his left
thumb in the Wizards’ win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday and rookie
Jarvis Hayes (sprained left hamstring) both missed the game.

Washington, which will continue its five-game road trip in Sacramento on
Sunday, has dropped nine of its last 11 and 20 of its 23 on the road and is
7-28 away from home this season.

The Wizards stunned the Kings just over two weeks ago, but has lost nine of
the last 11 matchups in the series. Washington has also dropped five in a row
in Sacramento.

Washington has yet to win in seven games played on Sunday this season.

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