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Know Your Opponent: Washington Wizards

Last Six Games:

Last Season:
Wizards 80 @ 107 Mavs
Mavs 97 @ 106 Wizards

A quick look at those two box scores, and you'll notice that Gilbert Arenas doesn't mind playing Dallas. Well, he won't be playing tonight or for quite some time. Washington still has some talent though, including former Mav Antawn Jamison who has exploded since Gilbert went down.
You see, without Agent Zero around, Jamison is carrying much of the scoring load -- he had at least 27 points in four of the Wizards' last five, including 41 points in the team's most recent game on Friday...

For the year, he's averaging 22.5 points, the most he's scored per game since his days in Golden State. But he's also doing more than just scoring: his rebounds are up this season to the tune of 10.0 per game -- the first time he's ever averaged a double-double.
So here is the gameplan, don't let Jamison beat you, and hoist up threes?

Bullets Forever says that's the Wizards "Achilles heel".
In the last two games, opponents have shot 48 percent from three, which, simply, can't continue. And it's not like it's a new problem either; the Wizards allowed the second-highest three-point percentage in the league last year.