- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Last night at Verizon Center:

SEEN AND HEARD

Wizards coach Eddie Jordan knows teams are going to play Gilbert Arenas differently, especially after he was named Eastern Conference player of the month in December.

That’s why Jordan isn’t overly concerned about Arenas’ shooting as of late. Entering the game against the Pistons, Arenas had made just 47 of 114 field goals in his previous five games.

“People are guarding him different ways,” Jordan said. “They are running at him, double-teaming his pick-and-rolls, double-teaming his [isolations]. They’re loading up on him sometimes with three and four guys. But he’s finding ways to split it and make the most of it.”

QUOTABLE

“Hibachi.”

— Brendan Haywood to one of the Wizards on the bench after his buzzer-beating jumper was determined to have beaten the game clock at the end of the first half to give the Wizards a 55-42 lead

BY THE NUMBERS

36 Points scored in the paint by both the Wizards and the Pistons.

John N. Mitchell

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