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Another one gets away

Gilbert Arenas was going to go for the win tonight and after the game, he was kicking himself for not driving and getting an attempt for the time. If you saw the end of the game, you saw Gilbert dribble the ball past halfcourt, start left and then go right where he was bracketed by New Jersey's Antoine Wright and Vince Carter. He wound up taking a tough three-ball from the deep corner that was deflected by Carter before falling far short of the rim.

Arenas: "I was going for the winner. I was going to take the three-pointer for the win but when I made my initial move to my left, I should have just stayed left and gone to the basket. Instead, I went right and they forced me baseline. I knew Vince was coming and he blocked the shot."

Arenas said there was no foul on the play.
"No. I was bumped a little going to the baseline but it had no impact on the shot. It was just a bad shot."

Eddie Jordan said he had a play called but told Arenas to look for the winner if he had it.

"I'll live with him taking a game-winning shot any time," Jordan said.

The WIz got off to a great start but couldn't handle the zone defense employed by the Nets for long stretches and couldn't locate Bostjan Nachbar, who scored 10 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter.

By Ivan Carter  |  November 8, 2007; 11:38 PM ET
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