Archive for Tuesday, March 8, 2005

NBA briefs

March 8, 2005


Webber, O'Brien meet to discuss playing time

Miami -- Chris Webber and Philadelphia 76ers coach Jim O'Brien met Monday to clear the air about Webber's lack of playing time two days earlier against Atlanta.

Webber, recently acquired from Sacramento, played 28 minutes in Philadelphia's 98-97 victory over Atlanta. He came out with 3:38 left in the third quarter, returned with 3:43 left in the fourth and scored four late points to help the 76ers pull out the victory.

"Chris has a lot of confidence in himself. He knows what he can bring to the table," O'Brien said.

Jamison's streak to end

Washington -- Washington forward Antawn Jamison will miss the Wizards' game against New York tonight because of a knee injury, ending the NBA's longest active consecutive-games streak at 386. Jamison, averaging 20.0 points and 8.0 rebounds, last missed a game April 19, 2000.

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