- The Washington Times - Sunday, February 6, 2005

Last night at MCI Center


64 Wizards’ point total at halftime. They led by 25 at the break.


The Wizards made 58.5 percent of their field-goal attempts in the first half and, unlike the night before, continued to play hard and stay organized in the second half.


Gilbert Arenas, who became the ninth player in Washington franchise history to convert a four-point play last season against Boston (April4), did it again with 5:29 left in the first quarter. Arenas sank a 26-footer and converted the free throw after being fouled by Michael Redd.

Redd answered with a four-point play of his own in the third quarter, marking the first time an opponent has converted such a play against the Wizards since Tracy McGrady, then with Orlando, did so on Dec.10, 2003.

The last time two players in the same game made four-point plays was Nov.8, 2000, when Lindsey Hunter (Milwaukee) and Reggie Miller (Indiana) did it.

More recently, Tracy McGrady, now with Houston, converted a pair of four-point plays for Orlando against Memphis on Nov.12, 2003.

John N. Mitchell

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