Detroit’s Gym Too Cold for Gilbert

by December 08, 2009

Arenas keeps finding creative excuses for his poor play: “Arenas’s night was perhaps summed up by his baffled look with 0.6 of a second remaining, when the officials thought Arenas had fouled Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey (25 points), which would’ve been Arenas’s sixth foul and led to his disqualification. Arenas shrugged and said, ‘I didn’t foul anybody?’ He was right, as Butler was later assessed the foul. But Arenas really didn’t seem to be into the game on either end of the floor after scoring four of the Wizards’ first six points. ‘The building was cold,’ Arenas said. ‘I never really got into a rhythm. I got two quick fouls and I had to sit for a while. I didn’t want to try to force anything. I wasn’t in the flow of it.”‘