Arenas Gets 20 in Wizards' Win

Return to form helps Washington clinch sixth in East
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 12, 2008 10:24 PM CDT
Arenas Gets 20 in Wizards' Win
Washington Wizards' Antawn Jamison, left, goes to the basket against Philadelphia 76ers' Andre Miller (7) tonight in Washington. Jamison scored 25 points as the Wizards won 109-93.    (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Gilbert Arenas finally looked like Agent Zero again, just in time for the Washington Wizards to put the Philadelphia 76ers out of reach. After another passive performance typical of his play since returning from a knee injury, Arenas took over the game by scoring 12 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter tonight in a 109-93 victory over the 76ers.

The victory means the Wizards can finish no worse than sixth in the Eastern Conference, and that they can't be caught by the 76ers. Washington leads Philadelphia by two games with two to play and owns the tiebreaker due to a better conference record. Arenas, who missed 66 games this season, played 25 minutes, going 7-of-14 with seven rebounds and five assists. (Read more NBA stories.)

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