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Wizards Report

Saturday, November 3, 2007

PERSONNEL DEPT.

Wizards: Rookie F Oleksiy Pecherov (sprained ankle) did not make the trip. Veteran C Etan Thomas is out indefinitely after undergoing open-heart surgery on Oct. 11.

Celtics: The team played without veteran F James Posey, who was serving a one-game suspension for a reckless driving charge he picked up over the summer. . . . Rookie G Gabe Pruitt was a teammate of Wizards rookie G Nick Young at Southern California.

BY THE NUMBERS

23

Combined all-star game appearances by Boston's Kevin Garnett (10), Ray Allen (seven) and Paul Pierce (six)

24

Boston wins last season, the team's fewest since 1996-97

QUOTABLE

"He's holding some pretty good cards. I guess he should be excited."

Wizards Coach Eddie Jordan,

on Boston Coach Doc Rivers,

who said he was eager for his team's season opener

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