- The Washington Times - Saturday, November 17, 2001

Seen and heard last night at MCI Center:
ROSTER MOVE Some might have called it a good break for the Wizards when when Popeye Jones smashed Tyronn Lue to the floor during practice Thursday.
The Wizards activated guard Hubert Davis and placed Lue on the injured list. Lue has struggled to find a role on the team this season and is not much of a threat offensively.
What Davis brings is an ability to spread defenses with his 3-point shot. The Wizards are dreadful from behind the 3-point arc, shooting just under 33 percent 19th in the NBA. If not for guard Chris Whitney's 43.3 percent, the Wizards would be even worse off.
"I think the one thing [Davis will] be very comfortable with is playing with Michael [Jordan] out there with his experience," coach Doug Collins said. "He's played in big games, he's played in NBA Finals and he's played in big series through the years with the New York Knicks and everything. So he's got great experience. One of the things we're trying to do is find some stability when I start going to the bench [so] we can go out there and be able to stay in the game."
Davis, a Lake Braddock High School product, is in his ninth season out of North Carolina. Davis led the NBA in 3-point shooting last season at .491 (82 of 167) with the Dallas Mavericks. Davis, who was acquired by the Wizards in the Juwan Howard trade last year, connected on 20 of his 38 3-point attempts with the Wizards.
"If I get a look anywhere … I would like to think I can shoot the 3 over the years pretty well, and I like to play basketball," the 35-year-old Davis said. "So it's not a situation of just going out there and looking for a 3-point shot."
THE GREAT SALT LAKE Here's what locals think of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Before the game, two reporters were discussing what a long three weeks February's Games are going to be considering the U.S.'s best medal chances are in figure skating.
Greg Ostertag, the Jazz's 7-foot-2 center, leaned over and said, "I wouldn't want to be in Salt Lake either."
THE FIRST THREE It took nine games, but Michael Jordan finally hit his first 3-pointer of the season. Coming into the game, Jordan had missed all 10 of his attempts. At the 7:00 minute mark of the second quarter, Jordan came off a high screen from the right wing. Jordan's defender, Bryon Russell, got hung up on the pick and gave Jordan an open 24-footer.
In case one's memory is a little foggy, Russell was the guy Jordan pushed off before canning the winning shot in the waning seconds in Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals to give the Chicago Bulls their sixth championship.


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