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Antawn Jamison Ends Games Streak at 386

March 9, 2005

NEW YORK (AP) _ Antawn Jamison missed a game for the first time in nearly five years, sitting out Tuesday night because of a sore right knee when the Washington Wizards played the New York Knicks.

Jamison’s streak of 386 consecutive games was the longest among current players. Toronto’s Morris Peterson, with 256 consecutive games, now heads that list.

Jamison has tendinitis in his right knee, and his production had been falling prior to a 22-minute appearance at Charlotte on Saturday. The All-Star forward shot 1-for-5 against the Bobcats, 3-for-12 in the previous game against Golden State, 3-for-15 against Sacramento on Feb. 27 and 7-for-23 against Chicago on Feb. 25.

The Wizards won’t play again until Sunday against Boston, giving Jamison at least one week of rest. Washington entered Tuesday night’s game with a two-game lead over Orlando and Cleveland for the Eastern Conference’s fourth playoff seeding.

Jamison, averaging 20 points and eight rebounds, last missed a game on April 19, 2000, when he was with the Golden State Warriors.

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