Thursday , May , 01 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Gilbert Arenas Done for Season


Gilbert Arenas’ season is over. The Washington Wizards’ season isn’t.

Arenas, who missed most of the regular season following knee surgery, decided he was done shortly before the Wizards faced an elimination game Wednesday night in their first-round playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

With Arenas out, Caron Butler led the way and made a layup with 3.9 seconds left to give Washington an 88-87 victory and pull the Wizards to 3-2 in the series.

"Instead of me blocking the team from success, we just decided just go ahead and shut it down," Arenas said an hour before tipoff. [Sports Illustrated]