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Wizards fend off Hornets to bring end to month-long slump


By Larry Holder, for NBA.com
Posted Thursday April 1, 2010 12:21AM

NEW ORLEANS (NBA.com exclusive) -- March's agonies for the Washington Wizards ended just in time.

It would have been tough to ponder that the Wizards would end their 16-game losing streak against a team that was coming off an impressive win over the defending NBA champions two nights earlier.

At this rate, Washington was ready to take a win any way it could acquire one. And it did just that as the Wizards halted their dreadful slide by defeating the Hornets 96-91 on Wednesday night. The last time Washington won a game was at New Jersey on Feb. 28 meaning the Wizards avoided going winless for entire month of March.

Washington coach Flip Saunders joked he had to wipe away all the champagne before he was able to talk with the media. But there was a definite sense of relief and playful joy in the Wizards' locker room.

"I said, 'thank you man, it's finally over,'" Wizards center Andray Blatche said, who was a dominant force in the paint scoring 23 points.

There's no question the Wizards play with more energy and vigor than the Hornets did, and it showed on the scoreboard and on the stat sheet. The Wizards shot better than 50 percent in every quarter, including shooting 55.9 percent overall from the floor.

Saunders said the Wizards' week-old new offense has helped improve the team since then in sharing the ball and creating opportunities.

"We've moved beyond that," Saunders said. "As I've told our guys many times, we had lost 15 or 16, but probably no one who has lost that many games has played as many good teams as we've played, been as much on the road as we've played and had as many opportunities to win as we've had. ... Since we blew the thing up, it's all about the process of these guys trying to get better in situations. We got better than we were last night."

Yet there was a point late in the fourth quarter where Washington tried to give the game away.

The Hornets came up with back-to-back steals and turned both into fast break conversions on a Marcus Thornton dunk and a James Posey layup to cut the Wizards lead to 92-90 with 44.4 left in the fourth quarter. Washington then gave the ball away on a third consecutive possession and the Wizards fouled Posey with 15.6 remaining. Posey only hit one free throw and the Wizards scored the final four points to end the slippery losing skid.

Washington's Nick Young said when he saw all the turnovers he figured someone put "the voodoo" on the Wizards, a fitting analogy considering where the game was played.

"I was like aww man, here we go again," Blatche said. "But we tuned in, we calmed down and made the right decisions."

"People were saying we were not going to get a win in March and we got one," Young said. "We got that monkey off our back and we have to keep going the last couple of games."

So what have the Wizards learned through their losing ways this month?

"We've learned that we've got to play hard against every team," Blatche said. "We've done that the last couple of games. We've been playing a bit smarter. Compete. Play for your job. Play for your name. Play for the name on your jersey."

Hornets guard Chris Paul said Wizards guard Shaun Livingston scored over him all night. Paul was spot on as Livingston possibly played his best game since his near devastating knee injury as he played nearly 38 minutes with 18 points and eight assists.

Mike Miller played his part as the Wizards' scoring force with a game-high 27 points.

The result may have been more surprising considering the Hornets were coming off of one of their best performances of the season as they toppled the Lakers 108-100 on Monday night.

"We just came out lethargic," Hornets guard Darren Collison said, who scored 10 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter. "There's no excuses. By now we're almost 80 games into the season and we should know what's a slow start. None of us want this feeling. It hurts. It hurts for me personally because you just get tired of losing. We're going to build from this. We've got to stick together."

Wizards
Hornets
     
    • 55.9%

    • 48.1%

    • 50.0%

    • 27.3%

    • 81.0%

    • 77.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
WAS NOH
Total Rebounds 7 7
Offensive Rebounds 4 11
Turnovers 14 13
Fast Break Pts: 4 11
Biggest Lead: 13 2
Points in the Paint: 40 48
WAS NOH
p Miller   27 West   18
rb Miller   7 Gray   7
a Livingston   8 Paul   9
s Blatche   3 West   3
b McGee   2 Gray   1
 
  • 01/01 - NOH @ WAS
  • 02/01 - WAS @ NOH
Washington Wizards (26-56)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Miller G-F 44:23 9-14 2-4 7-8 +9 0 7 7 2 1 1 1 0 0 27
F. Oberto F-C 18:38 1-1 0-0 0-0 +17 0 3 3 3 5 0 3 1 0 2
A. Blatche F-C 38:34 10-17 0-0 3-5 +12 0 1 1 4 1 3 2 1 0 23
N. Young G 36:29 3-9 1-1 2-2 +13 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 9
S. Livingston G 37:25 8-10 0-0 2-2 +17 0 3 3 8 4 0 3 0 0 18
J. Singleton   25:10 2-5 0-1 2-2 -14 1 3 4 1 2 0 2 0 0 6
Q. Ross   15:11 0-1 0-0 0-0 -12 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. McGee   13:37 5-10 0-0 1-2 -7 3 3 6 0 2 0 1 2 1 11
E. Boykins   10:33 0-1 0-0 0-0 -10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Jackson DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Martin DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Thornton DND - Strained Right Hip Flexor
Total   240 38-68 3-6 17-21   4 24 28 18 18 4 14 4 1 96
  55.9% 50.0% 81.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 14
New Orleans Hornets (37-45)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Peterson G 20:02 1-5 1-3 1-2 -13 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 4
D. West F 34:16 8-15 0-1 2-3 -3 1 4 5 2 5 3 5 0 0 18
E. Okafor C 23:04 2-6 0-0 1-2 -14 1 5 6 1 1 0 1 0 0 5
M. Thornton G 34:42 6-11 1-3 2-2 -3 1 5 6 0 2 1 1 0 0 15
C. Paul G 43:47 4-9 0-1 0-0 -3 0 4 4 9 4 1 1 0 0 8
D. Collison   24:28 5-11 1-1 3-3 +3 0 0 0 3 0 1 3 0 2 14
D. Songaila   21:31 5-9 0-0 0-0 -11 1 3 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 10
J. Posey   25:20 2-5 0-2 1-2 +10 1 2 3 2 6 1 1 0 0 5
A. Gray   12:50 4-6 0-0 4-4 +9 6 1 7 0 0 0 1 1 1 12
S. Marks DND - Strained Right Shoulder
P. Stojakovic DND - Lower Abdominal Strain
J. Wright DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-77 3-11 14-18   11 25 36 18 22 8 13 1 4 91
  48.1% 27.3% 77.8%   team rebs: 7 total to: 14

inactive

  • Wizards: Foye, Howard
  • Hornets: Diogu

technical fouls

  • Wizards: --
  • Hornets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA
  • Officials: #27 Dick Bavetta, #52 Pat Fraher, #63 Derek Richardson
  • Attendance: 14634
  • Duration: 2:17
Washington Wizards (22-52) New Orleans Hornets (35-41)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Okafor vs Blatche (Paul gains possession)
  11:42 Okafor Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Oberto Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:41  
Young Jump Shot: Missed  11:29  
  11:28 Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Livingston Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:21  
  11:21
[NOH 1-0]
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:21
[NOH 2-0]
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  11:07 Peterson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Blatche Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:58
[WAS 2-2]
 
  10:47 West Layup Shot: Missed 
Livingston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:46  
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  10:34  
  10:33 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Miller Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:29  
  10:29 Peterson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:29 Team Rebound 
  10:29
[NOH 3-2]
Peterson Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Livingston Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:12
[WAS 4-3]
 
  09:57 Okafor Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Oberto Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:56  
Blatche Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  09:43
[WAS 6-3]
 
  09:17 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:15  
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  09:08  
Team Rebound  09:07  
Young Jump Shot: Missed  09:02  
  09:01 Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:59 Okafor Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Blatche (1 ST) 
Blatche Jump Shot: Missed  08:56  
  08:54 Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:49 Peterson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:48  
Oberto Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:West (1 ST)  08:32  
  08:14
[NOH 5-6]
West Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Peterson (1 AST) 
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  07:51
[WAS 9-5]
 
  07:31
[NOH 8-9]
Peterson 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Paul (1 AST) 
Blatche Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:12
[WAS 11-8]
 
  06:51 West Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  06:51 West Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Blatche Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Livingston (2 AST)  06:35
[WAS 13-8]
 
  06:22
[NOH 10-13]
West Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Oberto Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Blatche (1 AST)  06:03
[WAS 15-10]
 
  05:48 West Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:46 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:41 Peterson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Oberto (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  05:40  
  05:40 Okafor Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  05:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
Okafor Violation:Defensive Goaltending  05:26  
Miller Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Blatche (2 AST)  05:26
[WAS 17-10]
 
Oberto Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:08  
  05:08 Okafor Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:08 Team Rebound 
  05:08
[NOH 11-17]
Okafor Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Blatche Floating Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:43
[WAS 19-11]
 
  04:22
[NOH 13-19]
Paul Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Blatche Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:59
[WAS 21-13]
 
  03:41 West Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
Oberto Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  03:23  
Oberto Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:23  
Oberto Substitution replaced by Singleton  03:23  
  03:03
[NOH 15-21]
West Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Blatche Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:West (2 ST)  02:49  
  02:30 West Turnover : 3 Second Violation (3 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:30  
Singleton Jump Shot: Missed  02:07  
  02:06 Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:51
[NOH 17-21]
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Okafor (1 AST) 
Young Jump Shot: Missed  01:29  
  01:28 Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Singleton Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:22  
  01:22 Thornton Substitution replaced by Collison 
  01:13 Peterson Jump Shot: Missed 
Livingston Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:12  
  01:09 West Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  01:09 West Substitution replaced by Songaila 
Livingston Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:52.4
[WAS 23-17]
 
  00:34.3 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
Singleton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:33.5  
Young Jump Shot: Missed  00:21.9  
  00:20.9 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:00.8
[NOH 19-23]
Collison Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
End of 1st Quarter
Washington Wizards (22-52) New Orleans Hornets (35-41)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Blatche Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  11:48  
  11:34 Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Blatche (2 ST) 
Blatche Jump Shot: Missed  11:18  
  11:17 Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:09 Collison Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Livingston Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:50
[WAS 25-19]
 
  10:31 Collison Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
Blatche Substitution replaced by McGee  10:31  
Livingston Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS)  10:08
[WAS 27-19]
 
  09:53
[NOH 21-27]
Songaila Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Posey (1 AST) 
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  09:32  
  09:32 Team Rebound 
  09:18
[NOH 23-27]
Okafor Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Paul (2 AST) 
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  08:57
[WAS 29-23]
 
  08:57 Posey Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:57  
  08:57 Okafor Substitution replaced by Gray 
  08:57 Paul Substitution replaced by Thornton 
Livingston Substitution replaced by Boykins  08:57  
Miller Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  08:57
[WAS 30-23]
 
  08:38 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:36 Gray Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:34 Gray Layup Shot: Missed Block: McGee (1 BLK) 
Ross Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:33  
Boykins Jump Shot: Missed  08:16  
McGee Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:15  
McGee Layup Shot: Missed  08:13  
  08:12 Songaila Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:56 Songaila Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:55 Gray Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
McGee Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:54  
  07:54
[NOH 24-30]
Gray Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:54
[NOH 25-30]
Gray Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
McGee Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gray (1 BLK)  07:40  
McGee Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  07:38  
McGee Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:35
[WAS 32-25]
 
McGee Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:21  
  07:20 Thornton Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
McGee Running Hook Shot: Missed  07:03  
  07:02 Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:40 Songaila Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:39  
McGee Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Singleton (1 AST)  06:29
[WAS 34-25]
 
  06:09 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed 
Ross Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:08  
  06:02 Songaila Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
McGee Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:02  
Team Rebound  06:02  
McGee Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  06:02
[WAS 35-25]
 
  05:49
[NOH 27-35]
Songaila Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Collison (1 AST) 
Miller Layup Shot: Missed  05:34  
McGee Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  05:33  
McGee Putback Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS)  05:33
[WAS 37-27]
 
  05:20 Collison Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:18 Gray Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  05:17
[NOH 29-37]
Gray Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Singleton 3pt Shot: Missed  04:56  
  04:54 Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:47 Gray Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Miller (1 ST) 
  04:44 Thornton Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  04:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:44 Collison Substitution replaced by Paul 
  04:44 Songaila Substitution replaced by West 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:44  
Team Rebound  04:44  
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  04:44
[WAS 38-29]
 
  04:25
[NOH 31-38]
Posey Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  04:25  
McGee Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed  04:09  
  04:08 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:45 Posey 3pt Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  03:43  
Boykins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Paul (1 ST)  03:32  
  03:28
[NOH 33-38]
Thornton Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Paul (3 AST) 
McGee Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  03:08  
McGee Substitution replaced by Blatche  03:08  
  02:51
[NOH 35-38]
West Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:49  
Boykins Substitution replaced by Young  02:49  
Miller Substitution replaced by Livingston  02:49  
Livingston Jump Shot: Missed  02:26  
  02:25 Gray Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  02:10 West Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:08 Gray Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  02:08 Gray Tip Shot: Missed 
  02:07 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:05
[NOH 37-38]
West Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Young Jump Shot: Missed  01:40  
Singleton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:39  
Singleton Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:39
[WAS 40-37]
 
  01:24 Posey Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  01:24 Posey Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  01:24 West Substitution replaced by Songaila 
Ross Jump Shot: Missed  01:05  
  01:04 Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:56.6
[NOH 39-40]
Gray Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Paul (4 AST) 
  00:37.3 Songaila Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Ross Substitution replaced by Miller  00:37.3  
  00:28.2 Gray Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Miller Free Throw Technical (10 PTS)  00:28.2
[WAS 41-39]
 
Team Timeout : Short  00:28.2  
Blatche Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:18.5
[WAS 43-39]
 
Livingston Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:03.9  
Livingston Substitution replaced by Ross  00:03.9  
End of 2nd Quarter
Washington Wizards (22-52) New Orleans Hornets (35-41)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Livingston Jump Bank Shot: Missed  11:44  
  11:43 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  11:35
[NOH 41-43]
Okafor Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST) 
Blatche Layup Shot: Missed  11:14  
  11:13 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  11:05 Okafor Jump Shot: Missed 
Oberto Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:04  
Blatche Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Oberto (1 AST)  10:54
[WAS 45-41]
 
  10:54 Paul Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Blatche Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  10:54  
  10:53 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Oberto Foul : Personal (3 PF)  10:40  
  10:30 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:28  
Blatche Jump Shot: Missed  10:21  
  10:20 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:09 Okafor Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:08  
  09:56 Paul Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Young Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Livingston (2 AST)  09:51
[WAS 47-41]
 
  09:26
[NOH 43-47]
Thornton Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Blatche Jump Shot: Missed  09:04  
  09:03 Peterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:57 Peterson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:55  
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:41
[WAS 49-43]
 
  08:12 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  08:02 Thornton Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Livingston Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:53
[WAS 51-43]
 
  07:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:32 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:31  
Miller Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Oberto (2 AST)  07:15
[WAS 53-43]
 
Oberto Foul : Defense 3 Second (3 PF)  06:54  
  06:54
[NOH 44-53]
West Free Throw Technical (11 PTS) 
  06:49 West Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  06:49 West Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
  06:37 Peterson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  06:37
[WAS 54-44]
 
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  06:37
[WAS 55-44]
 
  06:19 West Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Blatche (3 ST) 
Miller Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Livingston (3 AST)  06:11
[WAS 57-44]
 
  06:00
[NOH 46-57]
Paul Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  05:36  
  05:35 Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  05:23
[NOH 48-57]
West Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Paul (5 AST) 
Young 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Livingston (4 AST)  04:59
[WAS 60-48]
 
  04:45
[NOH 50-60]
Paul Driving Bank shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Miller Reverse Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Oberto (3 AST)  04:23
[WAS 62-50]
 
Oberto Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  03:59  
  03:59 West Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:59 Team Rebound 
Oberto Substitution replaced by Singleton  03:59  
  03:59 Okafor Substitution replaced by Songaila 
  03:59 Peterson Substitution replaced by Collison 
  03:59
[NOH 51-62]
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Singleton Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Songaila (1 ST)  03:41  
  03:37
[NOH 53-62]
Thornton Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Paul (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:35  
Young Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:11
[WAS 64-53]
 
  02:56 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Blatche Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:55  
Livingston Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:49
[WAS 66-53]
 
  02:22 Collison Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:21 Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Young Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:20  
Livingston Substitution replaced by Boykins  02:20  
  02:07
[NOH 55-66]
West Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Young Jump Shot: Missed  01:46  
  01:44 Songaila Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:38 West Layup Shot: Missed 
Singleton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:37  
  01:25 West Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Singleton Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:25
[WAS 67-55]
 
  01:25 Thornton Substitution replaced by Posey 
  01:25 West Substitution replaced by Gray 
Miller Substitution replaced by Ross  01:25  
Singleton Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:25
[WAS 68-55]
 
Ross Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:08  
  01:08
[NOH 56-68]
Gray Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  01:08
[NOH 57-68]
Gray Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Young Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  00:47.6  
  00:25.8 Songaila Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:23.8 Team Rebound 
  00:03.2
[NOH 59-68]
Collison Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  00:02.3 Posey Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  00:02.3 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Young Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:02.3
[WAS 69-59]
 
Young Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:02.3
[WAS 70-59]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
Washington Wizards (22-52) New Orleans Hornets (35-41)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:45 Collison Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:44 Gray Rebound (Off:5 Def:1) 
  11:43
[NOH 61-70]
Gray Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Singleton Jump Shot: Missed  11:23  
  11:21 Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  11:11
[NOH 63-70]
Paul Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  11:08  
Ross Substitution replaced by Young  11:08  
McGee Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  10:53
[WAS 72-63]
 
  10:35 Collison Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:34 Posey Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:24 Songaila Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:23 Gray Rebound (Off:6 Def:1) 
  10:22
[NOH 65-72]
Gray Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
McGee Jump Shot: Missed  10:04  
  10:03 Songaila Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Singleton Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:57  
  09:57
[NOH 66-72]
Collison Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Boykins Substitution replaced by Livingston  09:57  
Singleton Substitution replaced by Blatche  09:57  
  09:57
[NOH 67-72]
Collison Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Miller Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Livingston (5 AST)  09:39
[WAS 74-67]
 
  09:33 Collison Layup Shot: Missed Block: McGee (2 BLK) 
  09:32 Team Rebound 
  09:32 Gray Substitution replaced by West 
  09:29
[NOH 69-74]
Songaila Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Posey (2 AST) 
Livingston Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  09:08
[WAS 76-69]
 
  08:53
[NOH 71-76]
Songaila Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Paul (7 AST) 
Blatche Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Livingston (6 AST)  08:30
[WAS 78-71]
 
Young Foul : Personal (2 PF)  08:21  
  08:21 Timeout : Official 
  08:11 Posey 3pt Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  08:10  
McGee Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Blatche (3 AST)  07:51
[WAS 80-71]
 
  07:19 West Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:18 Songaila Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:17
[NOH 73-80]
Songaila Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  06:58 Posey Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Blatche Jump Shot: Missed  06:46  
  06:45 Posey Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:31 Posey Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  06:30  
Blatche Jump Shot: Missed  06:06  
  06:05 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:58
[NOH 75-80]
Collison Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:46  
McGee Substitution replaced by Oberto  05:46  
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Livingston (7 AST)  05:34
[WAS 83-75]
 
  05:19 Collison Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Livingston Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  04:59
[WAS 85-75]
 
  04:50 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:49  
  04:32 West Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Blatche Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  04:32
[WAS 86-75]
 
  04:32 Songaila Substitution replaced by Thornton 
Blatche Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  04:32
[WAS 87-75]
 
  04:20
[NOH 77-87]
West Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Paul (8 AST) 
Oberto Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  03:53  
  03:46
[NOH 79-87]
Collison Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Oberto Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  03:46  
Oberto Substitution replaced by Singleton  03:46  
  03:46
[NOH 80-87]
Collison Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Livingston Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  03:30  
Livingston Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:30  
  03:18 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  03:16  
Miller Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:West (3 ST)  03:15  
  03:10
[NOH 83-87]
Collison 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Paul (9 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:08  
  02:51 Posey Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Blatche Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:51  
Team Rebound  02:51  
Blatche Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  02:51
[WAS 88-83]
 
  02:41
[NOH 86-88]
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Collison (2 AST) 
Blatche Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Livingston (8 AST)  02:15
[WAS 90-86]
 
  01:59 Collison Layup Shot: Missed Block: Blatche (1 BLK) 
Singleton Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:58  
Singleton Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Blatche (4 AST)  01:40
[WAS 92-86]
 
Livingston Foul : Personal (4 PF)  01:29  
Young Substitution replaced by Ross  01:29  
  01:20 Paul 3pt Shot: Missed 
Livingston Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:19  
Livingston Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Collison (1 ST)  00:57.9  
  00:53.4
[NOH 88-92]
Thornton Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Collison (3 AST) 
Singleton Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Thornton (1 ST)  00:47.3  
  00:44.4
[NOH 90-92]
Posey Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Livingston Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Posey (1 ST)  00:24.9  
Blatche Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:15.3  
  00:15.3 Posey Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:15.3 Team Rebound 
Ross Substitution replaced by Boykins  00:15.3  
  00:15.3 West Substitution replaced by Songaila 
  00:15.3
[NOH 91-92]
Posey Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  00:14.6 Paul Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  00:14.6 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:14.6 Posey Substitution replaced by Peterson 
Singleton Substitution replaced by Young  00:14.6  
  00:13.6 Paul Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Livingston Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:13.6
[WAS 93-91]
 
Boykins Substitution replaced by Ross  00:13.6  
  00:13.6 Peterson Substitution replaced by West 
Livingston Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:13.6
[WAS 94-91]
 
  00:13.6 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:13.6 Collison Substitution replaced by Posey 
Young Substitution replaced by Singleton  00:13.6  
  00:05.5 West 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  00:04.8  
  00:04.4 Posey Foul : Personal (6 PF) 
  00:04.4 Posey Substitution replaced by Collison 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  00:04.4
[WAS 95-91]
 
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  00:04.4
[WAS 96-91]
 
  00:04.4 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:01.9 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:01.9  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
WAS
5th Southeast
26
56
5-5
15-26
11-30
NOH
5th Southwest
37
45
3-7
24-17
13-28
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
WAS
Arenas 22.6
2 players 6.3
Arenas 7.2
McGee 1.7
Arenas 1.3
NOH
West 18.8
Okafor 9.0
Paul 10.7
Okafor 1.6
Paul 2.1

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