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Updated: November 13, 2003, 9:29 AM ET
By By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
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Washington Wizards: Gilbert Arenas, we're finding out, isn't one to turn the other cheek, especially after getting busted in the chops by Sixer forward Samuel Dalembert. "After the elbow, only one thing came to my head," said Arenas in the Washington Post. "I wanted to whip his [behind]." In fact, Arenas tried to get at Dalembert after the game but security stopped him. "I'm not like a Ron Artest or a Rasheed Wallace back in the day," Arenas said. "I just want to win the game . . . I'll fight for all five players. I'm talking for everybody. I'm playing hard. That's how bad I want to win. If I've got to get a technical to show that's how much I care, that's what I'm going to do." A day later, the NBA did fine Dalembert for the play that was never even called a foul on the court, but that still wasn't enough for Arenas. "We could have used that [Tuesday] because that's an extra free throw and the ball back," Arenas said. "There's nothing you can do now. They acknowledged it but if that's all it gets is a flagrant one, that means you can hit anybody you just don't like."

Minnesota Timberwolves: Don't ask Wally Szczerbiak how good his team could be if he and Troy Hudson weren't injured. He hasn't played a single game with them yet. "It's so hard watching," Szczerbiak said in the Star Tribune, "knowing how good this team can be when we all get healthy. We've never had this type of team before. I just want to get out there . . . It's hard. Although you're a part of the team, you're not a part of what's going on on the court and you feel somewhat detached." Both players have even stopped traveling with the team and are not scheduled to return any sooner than Thanksgiving.

Philadelphia 76ers: If one MRI on Derrick Coleman's tender left knee isn't enough, then the Sixers will just have to get another one done sometime around Nov. 22. Coleman was forced out of the second half of their most recent game after fluid build up in the knee caused him too much pain to play, reports the Philadelphia Daily News. It is the same knee that the power forward had surgery on during the summer.

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