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If the season ended today, the Wizards would hold the tiebreaker because of their 3-1 record against the Raptors this season.

The Wizards flew back to the District overnight. Jordan will give his team the day off today, and then they will play host to the Milwaukee Bucks at 7 p.m. tomorrow.

“It’s nice to get back, but getting back means we’ve got to get some wins,” Mason said. “These last two losses hurt, but we’ve made these next few games that much more important.”

Wizards report

Last night at Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City

SEEN AND HEARD

The Wizards had to play without All-Star forward Caron Butler and point guard Antonio Daniels, who has started a career-high 55 games this season.

Daniels sprained what was already a problematic left wrist when he got his thumb caught in the jersey of Lakers forward Vladimir Radmanovic on Sunday. He left in the first quarter and did not return. Roger Mason Jr. started in his place against the Jazz. Mason has averaged 17.6 points and 3.1 assists in eight games as a starter.

Butler, who missed 19 games the last two months, strained his left hamstring in overtime of the Lakers game. He received treatment much of yesterday and was a late scratch.

QUOTABLE

“I’m not aware of their 32-4 home record. I’m really not. It’s more about how we play and how we compete. That’s what I’m looking at.”

Eddie Jordan who discussed the difficulty of playing in Utah with a grin

BY THE NUMBERS

42 Points by which the Wizards fell to the Jazz, tying for the sixth-worst defeat in franchise history.

Mike Jones