Playoff Fever for Former Wizards

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    TK
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    Caron Butler

    The Washington Wizards are already having fun on their summer vacations while former players are battling it out in the playoffs.

    Last night, Caron Butler and Brendan Haywood helped the Dallas Mavericks crush the San Antonio Spurs to force a game six in the series.

    Butler played like well in game five, rebounding from getting benched the entire second half of a game earlier in the series. Butler fired up his teammates, driving down the lane and dunking over Tim Duncan.

    Butler scored a career playoff-best 35 points and had 11 rebounds. Butler said about his team down 3-2 in the series.

    "We have to go to San Antonio and bring the same energy and play with the same tenacity and disposition as we played with for 48 minutes here," Butler told the Associated Press. "We got to bring it some way, some how."

    Butler took 24 shots and drained 12 of them. 

    "I wasn't second guessing myself," Butler said. "If the shot was there, I was taking it."

    Even Haywood was impressed with his teammate.

    "I don't know what got into him," he said. "All I know is we're going to need it the next game."

    Haywood was inserted into the starting lineup for the first time and had a solid outing. He scored eight points, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked four shots.

    The Mavericks must win two more games to knock off the Spurs, but no matter what happens, some former Wizards players are having a lot more fun this season.