The Wizards were again without leading scorer G Gilbert Arenas who had surgery on his left knee Nov. 21. ... Washington was playing the first of four road games before returning home for eight of the next nine. ... Memphis C Darko Milicic missed his fifth game with a sprained left thumb and Memphis G Mike Conley remained sidelined with an injured right shoulder. ... The Wizards wore their alternate gold and black uniforms for their first time of the season. Last year they were 8-7 in those uniforms.