- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 13, 2005

Seen and heard last night at MCI Center

KEY PLAYER

Only one member of the 2001 draft class has been named an All-Star and that person is the Washington Wizards’ Gilbert Arenas, who scored 43 points against the Spurs.

San Antonio point guard Tony Parker, selected three picks ahead of Arenas, who went No.31 overall, is probably the closest player knocking on that door from that class.

But don’t tell Arenas that he’s the guy that Parker should be chasing.

“I’m envious of him because he has two rings. I watch what he does. You wish that you can be with great players, but I also want to be one of those great players,” said Arenas, making a Tim Duncan reference. “I want to be one of those great players that people want to play with so it kind of goes both ways.”

QUOTABLE

“I tell people all the time that Gilbert [Arenas] is probably the third-best player that I’ve played with, period. Tim Duncan and David Robinson, period. That’s a pretty bold statement because I’ve played with some pretty good players — Ray Allen, Rasheed Wallace, Rashard Lewis.”

— Wizards guard Antonio Daniels

KEY TO THE GAME

The Wizards held Tim Duncan to 3-for-18 shooting from the floor.

— John N. Mitchell

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