Wizards: G Gilbert Arenas (left knee), F-C Oleksiy Pecherov (right ankle) and C Etan Thomas (heart surgery) remain out. . . . All five starters scored in double figures for the sixth time; the team is 5-1 in those games.
Sonics: F Nick Collison matched a season high with 17 rebounds. . . . Rookie G Kevin Durant (19 points) led the team in scoring for the 17th time this season.
BY THE NUMBERS
Games in which Caron Butler has scored 30 or more points this season
Double-doubles posted this season by Antawn Jamison
"Right now, he's as tough a matchup as there is in the league. He's playing as well as anybody. He's on fire. . . . He's not just at an all-star level, he's at an elite all-star level."
Seattle Coach P.J. Carlesimo on Butler