- The Washington Times - Saturday, January 28, 2006

Last night at MCI Center

SEEN AND HEARD

Wizards coach Eddie Jordan was so disturbed following the team’s 90-79 loss to Chicago on Friday that he held his shortest post-game press conference of this season in which he basically said the team’s poor performance was a result of recent poor practice habits.

Jordan, who spoke for about one minute on Friday, briefly touched on what bothered him in Chicago, and he admitted that it was still bothering him prior to the game.

“I woke up with a very bitter taste in my mouth this morning about the way we did not execute, about the way we did not rebound. Hopefully it’s going to be washed away after 48 minutes tonight,” he said.

His comments were understandable considering the Wizards scored a season-low 79 points against the Bulls.

KEY NUMBER

26.4 Shooting percentage for Gilbert Arenas in his last five games before last night. During that stretch Arenas has averaged just 24.8 points, lowering his season average to 28.0. During that same span, he led the team in scoring just once. In the first 35 games of the season Arenas led or was tied for the team lead in scoring 24 times.

KEY TO THE GAME

The Wizards outrebounded the Bobcats 47-35. Forward Antawn Jamison led the way with 13 rebounds.

— John N. Mitchell

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