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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

PERSONNEL DEPT.

Wizards: F Caron Butler (strained left hip flexor) missed his sixth straight game. G Gilbert Arenas (left knee) has been cleared for non-contact work in practice and he hopes to return for the March 2 game against New Orleans.

Knicks: G Stephon Marbury (ankle) could be out for the season. F Wilson Chandler and C Randolph Morris were inactive.

BY THE NUMBERS

98.5

Points per game scored by the Wizards this season entering last night's game.

98.5

Points per game allowed by the Wizards this season entering last night's game.

QUOTABLE

"It's just what we thought it would be back at the start of the season: up and down, up and down. There have been some great moments and some tough moments."

Wizards Coach Eddie Jordan, on the performances of rookies Nick Young, Dominic McGuire and Oleksiy Pecherov before the all-star break

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