- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 29, 2001

Seen and heard last night at First Union Center in Philadelphia:


JORDAN'S KNEE DRAINED Michael Jordan had fluid drained from his right knee earlier in the week, Wizards coach Doug Collins revealed. "His knee has been pretty painful for the last 10 days," Collins said.

Although the team did not say when Jordan's knee was drained, it was most likely done Sunday. Jordan didn't practice Monday.

Against the Sixers, Jordan wore a sleeve over his left knee for the first time since training camp.

BOO LUE One of the most emotional responses of the night was generated by the appearance on the court of Washington's Tyronn Lue with 4:38 left in the first quarter.

Last year during the NBA Finals as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, Lue became somewhat of a villain here when he stuck to Allen Iverson some would say grabbed like glue in the Lakers' 4-1 rout of the Sixers.

From the moment Lue checked into the game, he and Iverson exchanged words and tugged at the other's jersey when playing defense. At one point, Hue Hollins, one of the longest tenured refs in the league, had to pull the two apart to cool them down.

Lue was activated yesterday, and forward Tyrone Nesby was placed on the injured list with lower back spasms.


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