Monday, March 31, 2008
Wizards: G Gilbert Arenas (left knee) and C Etan Thomas (sternum) remain out. Arenas is with the team for the five-game road trip that ends tonight in Utah and will be re-evaluated this week.
Lakers: C Pau Gasol (ankle), F Trevor Ariza (fractured right foot) and C Andrew Bynum (left knee) did not play.BY THE NUMBERS
NBA players averaging at least 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists this season, entering yesterday's games (Caron Butler, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Vince Carter)
The Jazz home record this season. The Wizards play at Utah tonight.QUOTABLE
"Our leadership in that locker room prevented any cracks from forming when things were going rough, and then we got it going."
Wizards Coach Eddie Jordan, on how the team bounced back from an eight-game losing streak that spanned the end of January and the beginning of February