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Wizards deny any spat between Rashard Lewis, Sam Cassell

Rashard Lewis, Glen Davis

Washington Wizards’ Rashard Lewis (9) goes up for a shot in front of Orlando Magic’s Glen Davis during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)


Rashard Lewis did not play for the Washington Wizards Sunday night and was not on the bench for the game.

But on Monday everyone around the team has denied that it was due to fight between Lewis and assistant coach Sam Cassell that led Lewis to walk away for a night, as reported by

Above is the video of Lewis, via For more, here are comments via the twitter of Michael Lee of the
Washington Post.

Rashard Lewis denied spat with Sam Cassell. “No argument at all. Maybe we because we haven’t won somebody is trying to make up stories.”

Flip Saunders said report of a Lewis-Cassell argument is “not true.” Lewis added he wasn’t on bench because he lacked sports coat

Teams always deny or downplay these kinds of things, so take it with a grain of salt. That said, we don’t know what really went on behind closed doors and how serious anything may or may not have been.

What we know is the 0-8 Wizards are a mess, on and off the court right now.