- The Washington Times - Saturday, January 28, 2006

Last night at United Center in Chicago

KEY NUMBER

79 When a team does what the Wizards did — score a season-low 79 points — could there really be anything else?

KEY TO THE GAME

The Bulls converted 26 of 34 free throws while the Wizards made just 13 of 20.

SEEN AND HEARD

One year has made a huge difference in the Washington Wizards’ home record.

In their run to the playoffs last season, the Wizards were 16-5 at home at the season’s halfway point on their way to a record 29 home victories at MCI Center. But going into tonight’s game at home against Charlotte, the Wizards are just 11-9 in the District this season. The Charlotte game marks the first in a stretch in which the Wizards play seven of their next eight games at home [-] against teams wth a cumulative record of 114-154 (.425) — before they close out the last two games before the All-Star break with road games at Oklahoma City and Dallas.

“Cant compare us, that’s just how I look at it,” said Wizards coach Eddie Jordan, whose team started 26-15 last year overall.

Jordan is more concerned about keeping his players focused through this part of the season, because sometimes players lose focus as the All-Star break approaches.

— John N. Mitchell

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