Wizards: Second-year F Dominic McGuire was inactive for the first time this season. He had averaged 9.8 minutes in the first five games. McGuire is healthy but Coach Eddie Jordan activated second-year F Oleksiy Pecherov instead.
Jazz: Rookie C Kosta Koufos became the third-youngest player in franchise history to start a game when he did so against Philadelphia on Tuesday night. Koufos (19 years 261 days) ranks behind only current Utah G C.J. Miles (19, 228) and Wizards G DeShawn Stevenson (19, 229), who was drafted by the Jazz out of high school in 2000.
BY THE NUMBERS
Points allowed by the Wizards last night, the fewest in any game this season
Utah turnovers in the fourth quarter
"King Kong was on my back. So throw the jersey off. Sigh of relief."
Wizards F Caron Butler, on removing his jersey after the game