- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 8, 2007

Last night at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J.

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“Whenever we win there is going to be a major party for the coaches here, because there have been some anxious moments. I was as anxious before last night’s game as I’ve ever been before a game.”

Wizards coach Eddie Jordan, before last night’s game, on the anxiety of trying to get into the playoffs

SEEN AND HEARD



Guard Antonio Daniels did not record a double-double in his first 152 games with the Wizards. But entering last night’s game against New Jersey, Daniels Gilbert Arenas’ replacement at the point had two of them in the team’s last two games. After an 18-point, 17-assist game against Charlotte, Daniels followed with 18 points and 12 assists in a loss to Cleveland.

However, Daniels, at 32, is the oldest player on the team. This season he is averaging slightly less than 21 minutes a game. However, in the two games before last night Daniels logged 45:59 and 43:54, respectively.

Still, Jordan sounded confident, to a degree, that the added workload would not take a toll on Daniels.

“We’ll see tonight,” Jordan said. “He’s always in great shape. He’s hot heavy and he can pace himself. So we’ll see.”

John N. Mitchell

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