- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 29, 2009

With 5 1/2 minutes left on the clock, the mass exodus began.

The Washington Wizards’ fans had hoped to see a performance at least slightly similar to the comeback victory posted Tuesday against Philadelphia — or Friday when the Wizards upset Dwyane Wade and Miami.

Instead, the announced 17,311 on hand had to endure a fumbling, listless performance from their hometown team. And rather than hang around to see the final outcome of 92-76, they decided to leave.

The Wizards entered the game seeking their first three-game winning streak since April 9, 2008, but the majority of Saturday night instead looked as if they would rather not be at Verizon Center as well.

Offensive production was basically nonexistent. The Wizards never managed to get into a flow, and the 76-point output was 20.4 points below their season scoring average.

After riding Antawn Jamison and Nick Young to victory in their first two wins of the week, Washington had to look elsewhere, but Caron Butler’s 19 points (13 of which came in the second half), Brendan Haywood’s 10 and Young’s 10 weren’t nearly enough for Washington, which posted a .397 shooting percentage.

Gilbert Arenas sank to another season low, managing just six points on 3-for-11 shooting. He also had six assists. Jamison, who entered the game averaging 24.8 points and 11.2 rebounds, had only six points and didn’t grab a rebound all game.

The Bobcats, who won their fourth straight game, had six double-digit scorers with Gerald Wallace’s 14 points leading the way.

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