- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 19, 2006

Last night at TD Waterhouse Centre in Orlando, Fla.:

BY THE NUMBERS

6 Consecutive games in which Antonio Daniels has scored in double digits. He went for 17 against the Magic.

QUOTABLE

“Gil is a good player, but if I played on a team that let me shoot it every time I came downcourt, I’d be considered an explosive player, too.”

— Steve Francis on Gilbert Arenas’ game. Washington’s Arenas is the NBA’s fourth-leading scorer.

SEEN AND HEARD

With 5:26 left in the third quarter, Washington’s Antawn Jamison drilled the second of back-to-back 3-pointers, becoming the 34th active player to eclipse the 10,000-point barrier. Jamison finished with 30 points and 12 rebounds against Orlando.

After the game, Jamison, 29 and in his seventh season, reflected on a career he sees from a different perspective than when he first entered the league as the fourth overall pick in the 1998 draft.

“I always had a lot of goals when I was at Golden State,” said Jamison, who was traded to the Warriors on draft day for college teammate Vince Carter. “I came to realize that the most important goal is to win basketball games.

“When people sit back and look at my career and what I’ve accomplished, it will be good to say that I appeared in the All-Star Game a certain amount of times and that I scored a certain amount of points,” Jamison continued. “But the most important thing for me is to be known as a winner, and I’m getting a late start on it. I don’t think my career will have any satisfaction to it unless I hold that trophy up one day. That’s what I play for.”

John N. Mitchell

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