Wizards: Prior to last night, F Caron Butler was averaging career highs in scoring (21.7 ppg), field goal percentage (46.8) and three-point shooting percentage (36.4) . . . F Antawn Jamison was shooting 57.3 percent over his previous five games . . . Second-year F Oleksiy Pecherov was inactive.
Blazers: F Raef LaFrentz (shoulder) and G Martell Webster (left foot) were out.
BY THE NUMBERS
Points per game scored by Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison entering last night's game, tops among starting forward pairs
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"I tell them, 'Make it hard on me. Make the coaches get together and say, "We have to play him, we have to get him on the floor." ' "
Wizards Coach Ed Tapscott, on his message to players not currently in the rotation.