- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 6, 2005

Last night at MCI Center

SEEN AND HEARD

One major difference between the active/inactive lists that have replaced the injured list is the players don’t know from one night to the other whether they will be playing.

Teams can make a decision whether a player will be active up to an hour before game time.

“I have to get used to this,” coach Eddie Jordan said. “It kind of works both ways because you don’t know what the other team is going to come with until right before the game.”

The Wizards’ Awvee Storey was active for the second night in a row in place of Caron Butler (thigh bruise). Because Butler’s injury is not viewed as serious, Storey did not know his status until shortly before the game.

Jordan said the best-case scenario with Butler is that he will be available for Wednesday’s home game against the Los Angeles Clippers.

QUOTABLE

“Last year we did up-and-down the court, no defense. It’s good to watch, but there were a lot of opportunities we let slip away. But if we’ve got to play 70, 80 games like tonight where the defense takes over, I’d rather take that.”

— Forward Antawn Jamison

BY THE NUMBERS

4Consecutive 30-point games Gilbert Arenas has posted against Orlando.

—John N. Mitchell

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