Wizards: G Gilbert Arenas (left knee), G Antonio Daniels (sprained right MCL), F-C Oleksiy Pecherov (right ankle) and C Etan Thomas (heart surgery) remain out.
Hawks: G Speedy Claxton (left knee, hasn't played all season) and G Tyronn Lue (left calf strain) and G Salim Stoudamire (right ankle sprain) did not play. F Josh Childress returned after missing four games with a groin injury and finished with four points and 11 rebounds in 23 minutes.
BY THE NUMBERS
Wizards' record in the previous 13 meetings with Atlanta, before last night's loss
Consecutive wins by the Hawks, their longest streak of the season
"The story of the game was rebounding. We did not rebound well and we did not execute in crucial situations."
Coach Eddie Jordan, after the Wizards were outrebounded ,49-33