Caron Butler scored his expected 33 points, Juan Dixon added an unexpected 16, Darius Songaila got a surprising 15, and the Wizards overcame a miserable start to rally for a 107-94 victory.
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Guard Juan Dixon signed a free-agent contract with the Washington Wizards on Tuesday, returning to the team that drafted him after he led Maryland to an NCAA title.
Juan Dixon scored 20 points against his former team and the Trail Blazers held off the Wizards 97-92, in a game sparsely attended due to poor weather in Portland.
Free agent Juan Dixon has agreed to a three-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, ending his three-year stay with the Washington Wizards, an official in the league told The Associated Press on Thursday night.
The Portland Trail Blazers have reportedly agreed to a three-year deal with free agent Juan Dixon.
Washington Wizards guard Juan Dixon will testify before a congressional committee looking into steroids in pro sports, the NBA players' union said Tuesday.
Washington 106, Chicago 99
Washington 86, Charlotte 84
WASHINGTON 108, PHOENIX 103
Washington's lost years -- even with Michael Jordan on the floor -- are being wiped away this season.
Reserve guard Juan Dixon scored all 15 of his points in the fourth quarter Sunday to lead the Washington Wizards to a 104-101 victory over Atlanta for the Hawks' fourth straight loss.
Whatever patience Michael Jordan had with the Wizards has been lost during their latest slide.
Rookie Juan Dixon made the most of his first NBA start, scoring a season-high 27 points to lead the Washington Wizards to a 101-93 victory over the Chicago Bulls.
Washington Wizards guard Juan Dixon severely bruised his left elbow in practice Monday and is expected to miss three weeks.