- The Washington Times - Sunday, December 10, 2006

Last night at Verizon Center

SEEN AND HEARD

Don’t look for Washington Wizards coach Eddie Jordan to feed the fuel behind this “Hibachi” thing that the team is throwing around these days.

“[Gilbert Arenas] was hot, but he wasn’t that, thing … I don’t know, I’m not even going to say it,” was how Jordan, in a joking way, talked about Arenas after the Wizards overcame a 20-point deficit to defeat the 76ers on Friday night.

Arenas talked about cooking “chicken and shrimp” in wins against Dallas and New York, games in which he scored 38 points both nights. But against Philadelphia, Arenas changed the recipe to “steak and lobster” after scoring 32 points.

But Jordan won’t bite.

“I’m not talking about it,” he said as he laughed.

QUOTABLE

“Booooooooo!”

— How former Wizards player Juwan Howard is still greeted at Verizon Center, six years after he was traded

WHAT A COMEBACK

The Wizards’ 20-point come-from-behind victory in Philadelphia on Friday marks their largest road comeback since the league began keeping play-by-play in 1997.

— John N. Mitchell

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