Wizards: G Caron Butler averaged 24.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists during the Wizards' four-game road trip through Golden State, Sacramento, Los Angeles and Portland. . . . Gilbert Arenas (left knee), Brendan Haywood (right wrist), DeShawn Stevenson (sore back) and Etan Thomas (left knee) were out.
Suns: In his previous 14 games, Shaquille O'Neal averaged 22.2 points and had nine double-doubles.
BY THE NUMBERS
Wizards' record against Western Conference teams this season, including 3-5 at Verizon Center
"We have a new president. The weather patterns have changed. We've gone from global warming to a global freeze. A lot of apocalyptic things are going on since we left."
Wizards Coach Ed Tapscott, on how things have changed since they left for their 1-3 road trip out west