Washington Wizards Team Report – December 5
=== Washington Wizards Team Report – December 5 ===
(Sports Network) – The Washington Wizards posted a victory over the
struggling Chicago Bulls in Saturday night’s game at the MCI Center.
Gilbert Arenas poured in a season-high 34 points as Washington rallied from a
seven-point halftime deficit to post a 95-88 victory over Chicago.
Larry Hughes finished with 18 points and seven steals while Antawn Jamison
compiled 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Wizards, who outscored the Bulls
26-18 in the fourth quarter to record their fourth straight triumph.
Washington had not won four in a row since December 31, 2002 to January 8,
The teams were tied 81-81 with four minutes to play before the Wizards reeled
off seven straight points to move ahead to stay. Washington went ahead on
Brendan Haywood’s dunk at the 2:35 mark and extended the lead to four points
on two Jamison free throws on their next trip down the court. Jared Jeffries
then buried a three-pointer with one minute left to seal the win.
The Wizards play the second test of a four-game homestand on Wednesday night
against the Denver Nuggets.