Wednesday , Jan , 19 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Washington Wizards Team Report

(Sports Network) – The Wizards have lost two consecutive games on the heels
of a seven-game winning streak after falling 137-120 to the Dallas Mavericks
at American Airlines Center on Tuesday night.

Gilbert Arenas scored a career-high 43 points for Washington in the losing
cause. Arenas’ previous career-high was 41 points. The Arizona product drained
11-of-23 from the field, including 6-of-10 (.600) from three-point range.
Arenas, who is averaging 23.2 points and 4.8 assists per contest, also hit 15-
of-18 from the free throw line.

Antawn Jamison added 27 points and 10 rebounds, while Juan Dixon chipped in 19
points. Jamison has been a nice acquisition for the Mavericks, recording 20.1
points and 8.4 rebounds per game.

In the contest, the Wizards shot 42.4 percent from the field, including 9-
of-23 (.391) from three-point range. Washington hit 33-of-46 from the charity
stripe in the contest.

Larry Hughes missed his second consecutive game on the injured list with a
fractured thumb. Hughes, who was posting 21.2 points, 5.3 assists and a
league-best 2.82 steals per game, is supposed to be out for a while.

Dallas has won three straight over the Wizards. Washington has lost three
straight in Dallas.

Washington, which is 14-5, returns home to host Toronto on Friday night.
However, the Wizards head back to the road to battle Indiana on Saturday