C.Butler, A.Jamison stepping upPosted by Inside Hoops
Washington looks to snap a seven-game losing streak at San Antonio tonight. The last time Washington won in San Antonio was Dec. 11, 1999 — during the 1999-00 NBA season. San Antonio’s Tim Duncan is the lone holdover on either team’s roster from that game; a 99-89 Wizards’ win.
After averaging a combined 63.0 points per game in Washington’s last four games, Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison are now averaging a combined 45.9 points per game this season. Butler and Jamison currently rank as the NBA’s sixth highest scoring duo…behind Anthony-Iverson (DEN), McGrady-Ming (HOU), Davis-Jackson (GSW), James-Gooden (CLE) and James-Ilgauskas (CLE).
Antawn Jamison has averaged 29.0 points per game in Washington’s last six games, after averaging 17.8 points per game in the Wizards’ first eight. Jamison is not the only Wizard to have picked up his scoring in the last six games in the absence of Gilbert Arenas.
After connecting on a career-high five three-pointers in Washington’s last game, Caron Butler has now hit 14 three-pointers through 14 games this season. Last season, Butler connected on 18 three-pointers in 63 games. He hit a career-high 41 three-point field goals in 75 games in 2005-06.