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Thursday, January 31, 2008

PERSONNEL DEPT.

Wizards: F Caron Butler (left hip flexor strain) missed his second straight game and 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. F Andray Blatche made his second straight start in place of Butler.

Raptors: G T.J. Ford (head and neck injury) and F Jorge Garbajosa (left leg-ankle) are out indefinitely and did not play.

BY THE NUMBERS

18-9

Wizards' record this season with G Antonio Daniels in the starting lineup, entering last night's game

QUOTABLE

"It would be an exciting thing for me. I've had the chance to be an all-star once and would love to do it again."

Antawn Jamison, who will find out today whether he and teammate Caron Butler will be selected to the Eastern Conference all-star team as reserves

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