Monday , Jan , 03 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Washington Wizards Team Report – January 3

=== Washington Wizards Team Report – January 3 ===

(Sports Network) – Larry Hughes scored a game-high 26 points to lead the
Washington Wizards over the Atlanta Hawks, 104-101, on Sunday at the MCI

Antawn Jamison finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Wizards, who
won for the first time in three outings.

Forward Kwame Brown missed Sunday’s game with a strained right ankle tendon,
while fellow front court player Samaki Walker did not play because of the flu.

Washington, which started a five-game homestand, has won eight of 11 at home
and is 9-5 in its arena this season.

Hughes has scored 20 or more points in four straight contests. He is averaging
27.3 points in that span.

The Wizards are off until Tuesday when they host Jason Kidd and the New Jersey
Nets. Washington is 2-0 against the Nets this season, as they have won once at
home and once at the Meadowlands. The teams are also scheduled to play on
April 19 at New Jersey.

Washington will also host the Seattle SuperSonics, Minnesota Timberwolves and
Portland Trail Blazers on its homestand.