Tuesday , Jan , 25 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Washington Wizards Team Report – January 25

=== Washington Wizards Team Report – January 25 ===

(Sports Network) – Washington registered an impressive 106-97 victory over
the Cleveland Cavaliers at Gund Arena on Monday night.

Gilbert Arenas had 30 points and Anthony Peeler scored all of his 14 points in
the fourth quarter to lead the Wizards to the victory. Peeler had 12 points
during a 20-6 run, helping the Wizards overcome a 17-point deficit to win for
the third straight time.

Arenas had 19 points in the second half for Washington, which shot just 14
percent in the first quarter only to rally in the second half and stake claim
to the second-best record in the Eastern Conference with a 25-15 mark.

Antawn Jamison added 16 points and Brendan Haywood tallied 15 for the Wizards,
who trail the conference’s best squad the Miami Heat by 3 1/2 games in the
Southeast Division.

Washington also hit 7-of-20 from behind the arc, going 4-of-7 in the fourth
quarter and 6-of-11 in the second half.

Washington Juan Dixon missed the game with the flu. Dixon is listed as day-to-
day. Jared Jeffries had 12 points and Jarvis Hayes had 13 points and seven
boards for the Wizards.

The Wizards, who return home to take on Philadelphia on Wednesday, are 15-5 in
their friendly confines this season. Washington will then finish up its week’s
schedule with a home-and-home against Orlando on Friday and Saturday.