WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- The Washington Wizards look to rebound
from their worst loss of the season when they host the Charlotte
Bobcats in their second meeting Monday.
The Wizards wrapped up a five-game road trip by falling to the
Minnesota Timberwolves, 109-74, on Sunday. Gilbert Arenas
scored 21 points and Larry Hughes had 13 for Washington, which
has dropped four of six.
Washington shot 38.7 percent (30-of-78) and committed 20
turnovers, which marked the third consecutive game the Wizards
had at least 20.
Charlotte lost to the New York Knicks, 91-82, on Sunday. Emeka
Okafor had 23 points and 15 rebounds for his 15th consecutive
double-double, the most for a rookie since Shaquille O'Neal had
15 for the Orlando Magic in 1992-1993.
Okafor has a long way to go for the NBA record, which is held by
Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes, who had 60 straight double-doubles
as a rookie in 1968-69.
Keith Bogans had just four assists against the Knicks, who
snapped his streak of nine consecutive games with double
The Wizards beat the Bobcats in Charlotte's first regular-season
game, 103-96, on November 4. Antawn Jamison scored 24 points
for Washington, and Okafor produced 19 points and 10 rebounds.
The Bobcats have lost 11 of 12 road games, with the lone victory
coming at Houston on Wednesday.