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Bum knee forces Wizard to sit Tuesday

WASHINGTON -- Washington forward Antawn Jamison will miss
the Wizards' game against New York on Tuesday night because of a
knee injury, ending the NBA's longest active consecutive-games
streak at 386.

Jamison, who left the Wizards' victory over Charlotte on
Saturday after playing 22 minutes, was examined Monday and
diagnosed with tendinitis in his right knee.

Jamison, averaging 20.0 points and 8.0 rebounds, last missed a
game on April 19, 2000, the final game of the season when he was
with the Golden State Warriors.

"It's disappointing that I'm going to miss the game against the
Knicks," Jamison said. "But I'm confident that my teammates will
step up in my absence. I'm going to use this week to rest and
rehabilitate my knee."