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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

PERSONNEL DEPT.

Wizards: F Caron Butler (left hip flexor strain) did not play and may not play tonight at Toronto. He is day-to-day. G Gilbert Arenas (left knee) and C Etan Thomas (heart surgery) remain out. Arenas believes he can return to action sometime after the all-star break (Feb. 14-18). Thomas has not yet been cleared to practice but said he plans to return as soon as doctors clear him for contact work.

Raptors: G T.J. Ford is out indefinitely (head and neck injury). Since the introduction of the three-point line during the 1979-80 season, only seven teams have shot better than 40 percent for the season. Toronto entered last night's game shooting 41.8 percent from three-point range.

BY THE NUMBERS

4-16

Wizards' record in games missed by Butler the last two seasons, entering last night's game.

QUOTABLE

"We've had guys step up when someone has gone down all season and we're going to need it again now."

Wizards G Antonio Daniels on the absence of Butler

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