- The Washington Times - Monday, February 4, 2002

Seen and heard yesterday at MCI Center:
HALFWAY THERE The Wizards' win ensures that Washington will reach the All-Star break above .500 for the first time since the 1997-98 season. That season the Wizards were 25-24 at the break. However, they finished 42-40 and out of the playoffs.
SHATTERED GLASS Wizards coach Doug Collins wanted his team to be dominant on the boards, and it was. The Wizards limited the Pacers to just seven offensive rebounds.
"That was the difference in the game," Indiana coach Isiah Thomas said. "We lost by 20, and that was the difference in the game. We couldn't control the glass tonight. We would get stops, and they would pick it up and lay it in."
PROMISES, PROMISES Jalen Rose had played the entire season without a technical foul. Against the Wizards he received two and a fourth-quarter ejection.
"It was the first technical I've gotten all year," Rose said. "I broke my streak with myself. I was trying to go through a season without a technical, so I guess I broke my streak."
John N. Mitchell

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