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Arenas and the Wizards got off to a terrible start. Shortly after he declared to reporters pregame that he was about to scrap his new serious demeanor and return to his entertaining Agent Zero ways, Arenas came out and missed all six first-quarter shot attempts.

His shooting woes proved contagious as the Wizards shot 7-for-20 from the field in the first quarter while falling behind by as many as 13 points. Detroit, meanwhile, rained down five 3-pointers in the quarter and entered the second quarter up 27-18.