Sunday , Apr , 02 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Wizards begin Big East battle

(Sports Network) – The Washington Wizards wrapped up a six-game road trip with
a 3-3 mark and will end the regular season versus Eastern Conference foes.

The mediocre road swing was concluded with back-to-back losses in Houston and
San Antonio, leaving the Wizards with just a one-half game lead over Milwaukee
for the fifth seed in the East.

Antawn Jamison had a chance to win the game at the buzzer against Houston, but
his shot was no good and the Wizards had a two-game winning streak halted.

On Saturday in San Antonio, Gilbert Arenas had 31 points and eight assists and
Antawn Jamison had 26 points and eight boards for the Wizards.

Washington doesn’t play again until Monday when it hosts the New York Knicks
at the Verizon Center. Monday’s game is just one of four home games remaining
on the schedule. The other six are on the road.

After the Knicks game, Washington will visit Boston and Atlanta before
returning home versus Miami. The Wizards will then play at Philadelphia,
Milwaukee and Chicago.

The Wizards will then host Cleveland and the Bucks before the regular-season
finale against Detroit at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Washington is 7-5 over its last 12 games.

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