View Full Version : Arenas, Wizards take down Spurs 110-95

11-13-2005, 12:59 AM
Everything was going in for Gilbert Arenas on a 43-point night, right down to a 30-foot heave off the glass at the third-quarter buzzer.

And nothing was going in for Tim Duncan on a 3-for-18 night, right down to putbacks with the ball near the rim.

In a game the hosts insisted might as well have been against any ol' team - rather than a meaningful, show-how-good-we-are matchup against the reigning NBA champions - Arenas spurred his Washington Wizards to pull away late in the third quarter and beat Duncan's San Antonio Spurs 110-95 Saturday night.

With an impressive variety of moves, from mid-range jumpers to stutter-step slices through the lane, Arenas made 11 of his first 12 shots and finished 15-for-20, ending up one point shy of his career high.

"When he gets going, he gets that swagger," said Washington's other All-Star, Antawn Jamison, who added 19 points and eight rebounds. "The guy's unbelievable. I think he still doesn't get the recognition he deserves. He knows the more this team wins, the more recognition he gets." After last season's breakthrough playoff trip, Arenas now has steered the Wizards to their first 5-1 start since 1989-90. He's scored at least 30 points in half of the season's games, reaching that figure by the third quarter both Saturday and in Friday's 41-point home victory over Seattle.


11-13-2005, 02:39 AM
Picking up Arenas may have been the best move the Wizards have ever made. Its funny, we draft Kwame #1, then get possibly the best player in that draft, a 2nd rounder later on in freeagency. Grunfield has been awesome for us, one of the best GM's in the game today.