Saunders will miss Pacers game

Saunders will miss Pacers game
December 29, 2010, 3:55 pm
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Wednesday December 29, 2010 11:00 a.m. (updated 4:29 p.m.)
By Frank Hanrahan


Wizards coach Flip Saunders missed the team's shoot around at Verizon Center this morning to attend to a family emergency involving his mother and he will not coach against Indiana tonight. Assistant coach Randy Wittman ran the practice and will serve as head coach against the Pacers tonight.

"We just have to try to focus on the task at hand and you know we need a win so we can't allow that to be distraction," Wizards guard Kirk Hinrich said about not having Saunders on the bench.

The Wizards have lost 10 of 11 and get an Indiana team fresh off a 95-83 loss to Boston last night.