Wizards: G Gilbert Arenas (left knee) and C Etan Thomas (heart surgery) remain out but made the trip. Arenas believes he could return at some point after the all-star break (Feb. 14-18) while Thomas has not yet been cleared for contact work. . . . F Caron Butler (strained left hip flexor) missed his second straight game and is listed as day-to-day. Andray Blatche made his sixth start of the season in place of Butler.
Nuggets: Former Wizards G Chucky Atkins (sports hernia) has been out since Jan. 11. . . . F Nen¿, who underwent surgery Jan. 14 to remove a testicular tumor, is out indefinitely.
BY THE NUMBERS
Consecutive losses by Washington entering last night's game
Wizards who have started every game this season (F Antawn Jamison and G DeShawn Stevenson)
"Awkward, but effective. He gets it done and that's what counts."
Nuggets F Kenyon Martin,