Tuesday , Mar , 08 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Wizards’ Jamison sidelined with sore knee

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Washington Wizards All-Star forward Antawn
Jamison will miss Tuesday’s game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square
Garden because of tendinitis in his right knee.

Jamison has played in 386 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the
NBA. He last sat out a contest on April 19, 2000, when he was a member of the
Golden State Warriors.

“I’m encouraged by the news that I received from our doctors,” Jamison told
WashingtonWizards.com. “It is disappointing that I’ll miss the Knicks game,
but I’m confident that my teammates will step up in my absence just like they
did the other night in Charlotte. I’m going to use this week to rest and

The 28-year-old Jamison, a member of the 2005 Eastern Conference All-Star
Team, has started 58 games this season and is averaging 20 points and eight
rebounds per contest.