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Wizards Drop Fifth Straight, Fall to Veteran Spurs, 85-77

Washington, DC–

He might not be the most sought after player in the NBA at 37 years old, but he has been on more than one winning team and also has a NBA Championship and tonight Robert Horry, delivered a couple huge three pointers sending the Wizards to their fifth straight loss, 85-77.

All of Horry’s points came in a four-minute span beginning late in the third quarter and continuing into the fourth. He had two free throws, a lay up and a 3-pointer in the run that turned a 58-53 deficit into a 70-62 lead.

Antawn Jamison continued his All Star season performance and led the Wizards with 18 points and Andray Blatche, who started in place of Butler, finished with 16 points and 15 rebounds but the Wizards, who shot 35.4 percent, couldn’t slow the Spurs when it really mattered in the final three minutes of the fourth quarter.

The Wizards had one more chance to keep the game under control when they got the game to 77-73 on a pair of Blatche free throws with 2:54 seconds remaining, but the Spurs scored the next five points on a lay up by Duncan, a Duncan free throw and a fade away jumper by Ginobili.

“We need to find a way to get things back on track. We have a stretch of tough games on the road before the All Star break. We would like to go into the All Star break on a positive note”, said Wizards Head Coach Eddie Jordan.

San Antonio was able to defeat the Wizards without Tony Parker missed his fourth straight game with inflammation in his left ankle and the Spurs also played without veteran guard Brent Barry (left calf.

Wizards Notes:

Caron Butler was again out of the line-up tonight and there is no immediate timetable for his return.

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