2004–05 Washington Wizards season

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2004–05 Washington Wizards season
Head coach Eddie Jordan
Arena MCI Center
Results
Record 45–37 (.549)
Place Division: 2nd
Conference: 5th
Playoff finish East Conference Semifinals
(eliminated 0-4)
< 2003–04 2005–06 >

The 2004-05 Washington Wizards season was the team's 44th in the NBA. They began the season hoping to improve upon their 25-57 output from the previous season. They bested it by twenty games, finishing 45-37, and qualified for the playoffs for the first time in eight seasons.[1]

Draft Picks[edit]

49 Washington Wizards Andray Blatche, South Kent Prep (Conn.)

Roster[edit]

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College

0 Gilbert Arenas PG 6-3 191 January 6, 1982 3 University of Arizona

2 Steve Blake PG 6-3 172 February 26, 1980 1 University of Maryland

10 Damone Brown SF 6-9 200 June 28, 1979 3 Syracuse University

5 Kwame Brown PF 6-11 270 March 10, 1982 3

3 Juan Dixon SG 6-3 164 October 9, 1978 2 University of Maryland

24 Jarvis Hayes SF 6-7 220 August 9, 1981 1 University of Georgia

33 Brendan Haywood C 7-0 268 November 27, 1979 3 University of North Carolina

20 Larry Hughes SG 6-5 184 January 23, 1979 6 Saint Louis University

4 Antawn Jamison PF 6-8 223 June 12, 1976 6 University of North Carolina

1 Jared Jeffries SF 6-11 230 November 25, 1981 2 Indiana University

8 Anthony Peeler SG 6-4 208 November 25, 1969 12 University of Missouri

7 Laron Profit SF 6-5 204 August 5, 1977 2 University of Maryland

34 Peter John Ramos C 7-3 275 May 13, 1985 R

51 Michael Ruffin C 6-9 246 January 21, 1977 4 University of Tulsa

36 Etan Thomas C 6-9 256 April 1, 1978 3 Syracuse University

52 Samaki Walker PF 6-9 240 February 25, 1976 8 University of Louisville

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Southeast Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Miami Heat 59 23 .720 35–6 24–17 15–1
x-Washington Wizards 45 37 .549 14 29–12 16–25 10–6
Orlando Magic 36 46 .439 23 24–17 12–29 6–10
Charlotte Bobcats 18 64 .220 41 14–27 4–37 7–9
Atlanta Hawks 13 69 .159 46 9–32 4–37 2–14


Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(4) Chicago Bulls vs. (5) Washington Wizards

April 24
4:30 pm
Washington Wizards 94, Chicago Bulls 103
Scoring by quarter: 26–24, 26–29, 30–24, 12–26
Pts: Larry Hughes 31
Rebs: Kwame Brown 9
Asts: Gilbert Arenas 8
Pts: Ben Gordon 30
Rebs: Andrés Nocioni 18
Asts: Kirk Hinrich 7
United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 22,655
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Michael Smith, Mike Callahan
April 27
7:30 pm
Washington Wizards 103, Chicago Bulls 113
Scoring by quarter: 29–19, 21–38, 20–24, 33–32
Pts: Gilbert Arenas 39
Rebs: Larry Hughes 10
Asts: Larry Hughes 5
Pts: Kirk Hinrich 34
Rebs: Chris Duhon 8
Asts: Chris Duhon 7
United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 22,605
Referees: David Jones, Monty Mccutchen, Ron Garretson
April 30
3:00 pm
Chicago Bulls 99, Washington Wizards 117
Scoring by quarter: 23–31, 32–26, 22–33, 22–27
Pts: Tyson Chandler 15
Rebs: Antonio Davis 11
Asts: Duhon, Hinric, Pargo 4 each
Pts: Gilbert Arenas 32
Rebs: Haywood, Thomas 9 each
Asts: Gilbert Arenas 7
MCI Center, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 20,173
Referees: Bennett Salvatore, Tom Washington, Tony Brothers
May 2
7:30 pm
Chicago Bulls 99, Washington Wizards 106
Scoring by quarter: 15–29, 22–32, 23–19, 39–26
Pts: Hinrich, Pargo 18 each
Rebs: Tyson Chandler 13
Asts: Gordon, Hinrich 5 each
Pts: Juan Dixon 35
Rebs: Etan Thomas 9
Asts: Gilbert Arenas 5
MCI Center, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 20,173
Referees: Dan Crawford, James Capers, Joe Forte
May 4
6:00 pm
Washington Wizards 112, Chicago Bulls 110
Scoring by quarter: 34–28, 29–21, 23–24, 26–37
Pts: Larry Hughes 33
Rebs: Antawn Jamison 10
Asts: Gilbert Arenas 8
Pts: Ben Gordon 27
Rebs: Tyson Chandler 10
Asts: Kirk Hinrich 7
United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 22,250
Referees: Bob Delaney, Derrick Stafford, Greg Willard
May 6
8:00 pm
Chicago Bulls 91, Washington Wizards 94
Scoring by quarter: 26–23, 28–29, 20–16, 17–26
Pts: Hinrich, Nocioni 22 each
Rebs: Tyson Chandler 11
Asts: Kirk Hinrich 9
Pts: Larry Hughes 21
Rebs: Ruffin, Haywood 8 each
Asts: Gilbert Arenas 7
Washington wins the series, 4–2
MCI Center, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 20,173
Referees: Bernie Fryer, Jack Nies, Jim Clark

Last Playoffs meeting: 1997 Eastern Conference First Round (Chicago won 3–0)

East Conference Semifinals[edit]

(1) Miami Heat vs. (5) Washington Wizards

May 8
3:30 pm
Washington Wizards 86, Miami Heat 105
Scoring by quarter: 18–26, 29–23, 17–33, 22–23
Pts: Gilbert Arenas 25
Rebs: Antawn Jamison 8
Asts: Larry Hughes 3
Pts: Dwyane Wade 20
Rebs: Eddie Jones 8
Asts: Dwyane Wade 7
American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 20,151
Referees: Blane Reichelt, Dick Bavetta, Tom Washington
May 10
7:00 pm
Washington Wizards 102, Miami Heat 108
Scoring by quarter: 20–30, 27–24, 24–26, 31–28
Pts: Antawn Jamison 32
Rebs: Hughes, Ruffin 8 each
Asts: Gilbert Arenas 5
Pts: Dwyane Wade 31
Rebs: Udonis Haslem 13
Asts: Dwyane Wade 15
American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 20,205
Referees: Eddie F. Rush, Joe DeRosa, Scott Foster
May 12
8:00 pm
Miami Heat 102, Washington Wizards 95
Scoring by quarter: 21–24, 28–27, 30–19, 23–25
Pts: Dwyane Wade 31
Rebs: Alonzo Mourning 13
Asts: D. Jones, Wade 6 each
Pts: Antawn Jamison 21
Rebs: Brendan Haywood 8
Asts: Gilbert Arenas 14
MCI Center, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 20,173
Referees: Bennett Salvatore, Jess Kersey, Ken Mauer
May 14
8:00 pm
Miami Heat 99, Washington Wizards 95
Scoring by quarter: 23–26, 24–25, 40–25, 12–19
Pts: Dwyane Wade 42
Rebs: Udonis Haslem 13
Asts: Damon Jones 6
Pts: Gilbert Arenas 25
Rebs: Brendan Haywood 15
Asts: Larry Hughes 5
Miami wins the series, 4–0
MCI Center, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 20,173
Referees: Dan Crawford , Derrick Stafford , Monty Mccutchen

Last Playoffs meeting: This is the first meeting between the Heat and Wizards.

Player statistics[edit]

Season[edit]

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS

1 Gilbert Arenas 23 80 80 3274 656 1523 .431 205 562 .365 521 640 .814 83 295 378 411 139 23 242 245 2038

2 Larry Hughes 26 61 61 2358 467 1086 .430 59 209 .282 352 453 .777 74 308 382 285 176 18 153 168 1345

3 Antawn Jamison 28 68 68 2605 519 1189 .437 71 208 .341 225 296 .760 160 359 519 154 55 16 118 151 1334

4 Brendan Haywood 25 68 68 1865 239 427 .560 0 0 159 261 .609 202 262 464 57 52 114 96 218 637

5 Jarvis Hayes 23 54 22 1560 206 530 .389 42 123 .341 99 118 .839 41 186 227 90 49 9 62 107 553

6 Jared Jeffries 23 77 71 2007 203 434 .468 16 51 .314 101 173 .584 152 222 374 151 66 35 114 206 523

7 Juan Dixon 26 63 4 1054 186 447 .416 48 147 .327 87 97 .897 32 87 119 111 43 4 68 98 507

8 Etan Thomas 26 47 10 976 128 255 .502 0 0 76 144 .528 85 159 244 20 17 51 50 133 332

9 Kwame Brown 22 42 14 908 109 237 .460 0 0 74 129 .574 72 134 206 39 25 15 67 112 292

10 Steve Blake 24 44 1 648 61 186 .328 36 93 .387 33 41 .805 18 53 71 69 13 0 39 47 191

11 Anthony Peeler 35 40 0 529 56 150 .373 25 65 .385 16 18 .889 14 51 65 57 18 2 28 39 153

12 Laron Profit 27 42 4 428 56 128 .438 8 28 .286 16 25 .640 24 52 76 37 16 5 27 44 136

13 Michael Ruffin 28 79 7 1262 41 99 .414 0 1 .000 29 67 .433 157 175 332 64 43 41 44 193 111

14 Damone Brown 25 14 0 152 23 62 .371 4 11 .364 4 9 .444 10 18 28 14 1 6 15 17 54

15 Samaki Walker 28 14 0 134 11 31 .355 0 0 2 3 .667 8 10 18 4 3 7 8 25 24

16 Peter John Ramos 19 6 0 20 5 10 .500 0 0 1 2 .500 1 3 4 0 0 1 3 4 11

Playoffs[edit]

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS 1 Gilbert Arenas 23 10 10 450 73 194 .376 18 77 .234 72 94 .766 8 44 52 62 21 6 39 34 236

2 Larry Hughes 26 10 10 401 68 181 .376 7 33 .212 64 77 .831 17 54 71 37 20 7 25 35 207

3 Antawn Jamison 28 10 10 380 73 162 .451 17 34 .500 22 32 .688 16 47 63 12 7 4 16 24 185

4 Juan Dixon 26 10 0 219 41 101 .406 11 34 .324 21 25 .840 3 23 26 13 7 0 12 19 114

5 Brendan Haywood 25 10 10 296 39 72 .542 0 0 28 44 .636 35 41 76 10 14 20 10 40 106

6 Jared Jeffries 23 10 10 247 24 49 .490 3 6 .500 13 17 .765 19 22 41 18 9 9 13 34 64

7 Etan Thomas 26 8 0 126 19 29 .655 0 0 10 22 .455 12 24 36 2 0 7 9 23 48

8 Michael Ruffin 28 9 0 156 7 10 .700 0 0 9 16 .563 15 22 37 9 3 3 4 33 23

9 Kwame Brown 22 3 0 60 5 13 .385 0 0 5 9 .556 4 11 15 3 0 2 2 5 15

10 Anthony Peeler 35 7 0 43 1 9 .111 0 3 .000 2 2 1.000 0 7 7 3 1 0 3 4 4

11 Steve Blake 24 4 0 17 1 4 .250 0 1 .000 0 0 0 3 3 2 0 0 1 3 2

12 Laron Profit 27 3 0 5 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Transactions listed are from July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2005.

July 29, 2004- Signed Anthony Peeler as a free agent.

August 2, 2004- Signed Michael Ruffin as a free agent.

August 4, 2004- Signed Samaki Walker as a free agent.

October 1, 2004- Signed Laron Profit as a free agent. Signed Gerald Fitch as a free agent. Signed Billy Thomas as a free agent.

October 30, 2004- Waived Billy Thomas. Waived Gerald Fitch.

March 17, 2005- Signed Damone Brown to two 10-day contracts, then signed to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 18, 2005- Released Samaki Walker.

June 28, 2005- Drafted Andray Blatche in the 2nd round (49th pick) of the 2005 NBA Draft.

References[edit]