WASHINGTON, April 5 — Antonio Daniels, thrusted into the starting position due to the unforseen tardiness of Guard Gilbert Arenas, managed to have a historic night at the Verizon Center, dishing out 17 assists. Ho11a at Elias:
...if there was a silver lining for Washington it was the play of veteran Antonio
Daniels, who handed out a career-high 17 assists. Daniels, who was playing
his 716th regular-season game in the NBA, had never before accumulated more than
14 assists. Only two players in NBA history registered their first 15-assist
game at a later point in their career than Daniels: Elgin Baylor (in 1969) and
Joe Dumars (in 1985).
Wow! An unbelievable mastery of the offense, especially considering the lineup included Etan Thomas (Season high 19 points, 10 boards, 3 blocks), and the slight matter of god reaking his vengence on us all by destroying all that is pure and good in this world just so Gerald Wallace could have another huge fantasy night.
On top of this great news, the Knicks keeping up their patented brand of suck has shrunk the Wizards magic number to one. That means for the third consecutive season, the Wizards are likely to make the playoffs! Caron Butler is pumped: "I drink a lot of milk." Not sure what that has to do with the playoffs, but it does a body good!