Wizards: F Caron Butler (strained left hip flexor) missed his third straight game. PG Antonio Daniels (right ankle) did not play. Both players are day-to-day. G Gilbert Arenas (left knee) and C Etan Thomas (heart surgery) remain out. Both players made the trip. Andray Blatche started for Butler and Roger Mason Jr. started for Daniels.
Suns: C Shaquille O'Neal, who was recently acquired in a trade from Miami, has yet to practice with the team and did not play against the Wizards. It's possible that O'Neal, who has been bothered by a minor hip injury, could make his Suns debut Thursday against Dallas. The team reported no other injuries.
BY THE NUMBERS
Suns' record against Eastern Conference teams, entering last night's game
Points averaged by Butler in two games against the Suns last season
Points scored by Golden State PG Baron Davis in a win over the Wizards on Nov. 23. The Wizards visit Golden State tonight.