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Friday, November 11th (All times eastern)

Seattle SuperSonics (1-3) at Washington Wizards (3-1), 7:30 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Washington Wizards try to bounce back from their first loss of the season this evening when they welcome the Seattle SuperSonics to the MCI Center.

On Wednesday, the Wizards found themselves on the wrong end of a 102-97 decision to the Los Angeles Clippers.

Caron Butler scored 19 points off the bench, leading six Wizards in double figures. Gilbert Arenas added 18 points and 10 assists, and Brendan Haywood contributed 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Wizards, who had won their first three games of the season.

The Wizards, who only shot 37 percent from the floor, also got 16 points from Jarvis Hayes and 14 points from Etan Thomas, who had scored two points all season.

To make matters worse Hayes left the game when he was elbowed in the head. He is questionable for tonight's contest. Guard Antonio Daniels, who missed Wednesday's game with a sprained ankle, should be ready to go though.

The Wizards, who will close a four-game homestand on Saturday against San Antonio, are 1-1 in their arena this season.

Seattle, meanwhile, has lost two in a row after falling 112-85 to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday.

Ray Allen scored 28 points while distributing seven assists for the SuperSonics, losers of three of four to begin the season. Ronald Murray was Seattle's second-highest scorer with 15 points.

Luke Ridnour added six assists as the Sonics shot only 41 percent from the floor.

Rashard Lewis was forced to leave the game when his left shoulder briefly slipped out of the socket, but is questionable for tonight's contest.

Seattle, which is in the midst of a six-game road trip, is 0-2 away from home this season.

Washington won both matchups with the Sonics last season and could have the advantage tonight, as the home team in this series has won three of the last four meetings.

11/11 10:27:17 ET


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