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Wizards Report

Thursday, October 30, 2008

ROUGH START

The Nets and Wizards went point for point much of the game before Washington fell apart in the final minutes.

30

Lead changes, in addition to 15 ties

6

The largest lead of the game (Nets, 7:03, 3rd quarter) until they took control in the fourth to win by 10

10

Wizards' free throws missed (out of 30). The Nets went 15 for 18.

PERSONNEL DEPT.

Wizards: F Oleksiy Pecherov, G Gilbert Arenas and C Brendan Haywood were inactive.

Nets: F Trenton Hassell, F Eduardo Najera and F Stromile Swift were inactive. The roster features two former Wizards, F Bobby Simmons, who started, and F Jarvis Hayes.

BY THE NUMBERS

3-3

Wizards' record in season openers under Coach Eddie Jordan

2

NBA coaches (Jerry Sloan of the Utah Jazz and Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs) who have been with their teams longer than Jordan, who was hired on June 19, 2003

ONLINE COVERAGE

Ivan Carter and Michael Lee chatted online about the start of the NBA season. Read the transcript here. For the latest news from practice, check out Wizards Insider: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/wizardsinsider.

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