- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Last night at Verizon Center:

SEEN AND HEARD

No team is any more caught up in the “Where-will-Allen Iverson-land sweepstakes than the Wizards’ opponent last night, the Denver Nuggets.

The Nuggets have been rumored as one of any number of teams as a potential home for the soon-to-be-ex Philadelphia 76er.

But right now, at least, this story is more about rumors, innuendo and speculation than it is about tangibility, as evidenced by the response of some of the Nuggets last night to the question, “What do you think about A. I. coming here?”

“I haven’t talked to anybody about it so don’t ask me,” coach George Karl responded.

Baltimore native Carmelo Anthony, who will be present at the opening of a youth center today in his hometown, was just as ambiguous.

“It’s just rumors right now,” he said. “My feeling is if it happens, it happens.”

SPEAKING UP

In a nice twist, James Earl Jones (top right), the voice of phone company Verizon (and Darth Vader) recited the national anthem.

BY THE NUMBERS

20 Denver turnovers, which led to 26 points for Washington.

John N. Mitchell

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