- The Washington Times - Monday, April 4, 2005

Yesterday at MCI Center

KEY NUMBER

29 Season-low points in a half for the Wizards, who matched a first-quarter low with 11. The previous low for a half was 30 on Jan.24 at Cleveland. Washington shot 20 percent (five of 25) in the first quarter and 26.8 percent in the half. The Pacers also had 29 at intermission, the lowest Washington has allowed this season.

SEEN AND HEARD

JAMISON WATCH: Forward Antawn Jamison could return as early as tomorrow when Boston comes to town. The absent member of the team’s “Big Three” has missed the last 11 games with tendinitis in his right knee. “We are looking at somewhere this week,” Washington coach Eddie Jordan said. “He feels like he is recovering pretty rapidly. The test is once he gets in a game, once the bumping and the grinding and the transition [up and down] comes, we’ll see where he’s at.”

Jamison, who averages 19.6 points and 7.8 rebounds, has been participating in the team’s shootaround and working with the trainer and conditioning coach. The Wizards are 8-4 without him.

OUCH: The Wizards had to call timeout after Etan Thomas’ left thumb was bent backward after forcing a jump ball. The forward returned for the jump ball after having a broken nail cut off.

— Jon Siegel

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