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Arenas, Wizards focus, win

PHILADELPHIA - Gilbert Arenas and the Washington Wizards were able to overcome a major distraction and a large deficit.

Antawn Jamison tied his season-high with 32 points and had 14 rebounds, Nick Young scored 21 points and the Wizards rallied from 18 points down for a 104-97 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.

Arenas had 19 points and a season-high 14 assists and Andray Blatche scored 12 for the Wizards, who snapped a four-game losing streak.

And they accomplished the feat despite some extremely serious legal issues for the player known as Agent Zero.

“They were on me before any of this happened,” Arenas said. “They’re on everybody. I’ve got to go to Cleveland tomorrow. They’re worse.”

One day after voluntarily meeting with law enforcement officials to explain why he had guns at the Verizon Center last month, Arenas was in the starting lineup for the Wizards.

Arenas said he knows he’ll likely have to meet with NBA commissioner David Stern to explain why he had guns at the Verizon Center.

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