- The Washington Times - Monday, December 17, 2001

Seen and heard yesterday at Air Canada Centre in Toronto:
GOING WITH THE EXPERIENCE Wizards coach Doug Collins was going to start Kwame Brown until it was announced that Toronto was starting Antonio Davis.
Davis had missed five games with a sore left knee, and it was expected that he would miss the game, forcing Toronto to start Keon Clark. Clark, a third-year player out of UNLV, is more athletic than Davis, but he is far less physical. Popeye Jones started for the Wizards at forward alongside Michael Jordan.
WISH YOU WERE HERE There are all different types of messages sent by players and coaches, and Courtney Alexander sent one albeit the wrong one to his teammates.
Alexander, who is on the injured list with a sprained left ankle and bruised left shin, didn't make the trip to Toronto for whatever reason (the team would have loved to have had him there).
So it came as somewhat of a surprise when the locker room doors swung open and there was Christian Laettner, broken left leg and all, working with the trainers in an effort to maintain his strength and conditioning.
Alexander, who has yet to figure out that even when he's healthy he's in the doghouse, should have been with the team. He'll be eligible to come off the injured list Friday when the Wizards play at Orlando, so it will say a lot about his standing with the team unless he's still hurt if it activates him then.
John N. Mitchell

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