Wizards: G Gilbert Arenas (left knee) and C Etan Thomas (heart surgery) remain out. . . . G Antonio Daniels, who sat out Tuesday's loss at New York to rest his sore right knee and did not practice Thursday, started last night. The team improved to 15-7 with Daniels as a starter.
Knicks: G Stephon Marbury did not play (ankle) and could be out for the remainder of the season. C Jerome James (knee), C Randolph Morris and Wilson Chandler also were inactive.
BY THE NUMBERS
Three-pointers made by the Knicks in the second half after making eight in the first half
Consecutive free throws made by Wizards F Caron Butler, a team record
"It's happening night in and night out. We are picking up full court and we are buckling down on defense."
Butler, on his team's defensive effort in the second half