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Monday, January 28, 2008

PERSONNEL DEPT.

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

5-3

Wizards' record against the Bucks in the previous eight meetings, entering last night's game

3

Former Wizards on the Bucks' roster (F Bobby Simmons, G-F Awvee Storey and F Michael Ruffin)

QUOTABLE

"As soon as I heard that Redd was out, I got nervous."

Wizards Coach Eddie Jordan, before last night's game

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