Wizards: G Gilbert Arenas believes he could return to action sometime after the all-star break (Feb. 15-18). C Etan Thomas has not yet been cleared to practice, but said he plans on returning as soon as doctors clear him for contact work. Neither player made the trip.
Bucks: G Michael Redd (left knee strain) and F Charlie Villanueva (lower back strain) were late scratches. Royal Ivey started in place of Redd. G Desmond Mason (left thumb) missed his 20th straight game and expects to return by Saturday.
BY THE NUMBERS
Wizards' record against the Bucks in the previous eight meetings, entering last night's game
Former Wizards on the Bucks' roster (F Bobby Simmons, G-F Awvee Storey and F Michael Ruffin)
"As soon as I heard that Redd was out, I got nervous."
Wizards Coach Eddie Jordan, before last night's game