- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Last night at MCI Center:

25Vince Carter’s point total, matching his season high.

KEY TO THE GAME

Washington closed the fourth quarter with a decisive 17-4 run to turn back the Raptors, who trailed by 19 at the end of three quarters.

SEEN AND HEARD

One look at the Wizards’ schedule over the next two weeks shows just how bad the Eastern Conference is right now.

Heading into the game, the combined record of the Wizards’ next six opponents through Dec. 4 is a staggeringly bad 18-41.

Wizards coach Eddie Jordan doesn’t place too much stock in that, though, mostly because he feels it is too early in the season to evaluate based on records.

“I see that written, and I just can’t comprehend that is a good schedule in front of us,” Jordan said. “If they are under .500, it’s because teams are 3-4 and 4-5. That’s not significant enough to say that they have a losing pattern.” …

Wizards forward Samaki Walker continues to have a nagging lower back injury that forced him out of the game.

John N. Mitchell

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