- The Washington Times - Monday, January 29, 2007

Last night at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston

QUOTABLE

“These aren’t the dog days as they say. Right now we’re having a lot of fun playing basketball. They might have been the dog days when we were struggling earlier, but right now it’s fun to play basketball.”

— Wizards coach Eddie Jordan on the days before the All-Star Game

“Delonte West is really going to be a heck of a player in this league — he’s going to be a star.”

— Jordan on the former Eleanor Roosevelt High School guard, who starts for Boston

SEEN AND HEARD

OK, let’s be honest. Chances are slim Washington’s Caron Butler won’t make the All-Star Game next month. But just in case he doesn’t get the nod when the reserves are picked later this week, Butler already has plans for the second week in February.

“I know I’m supposed to be there, but if I don’t make it I’ll take those couple of days off and get some rest physically and mentally and come back with a boom,” said Butler, who entered yesterday averaging 20.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.9 assists.

John N. Mitchell

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