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Wizards get technical for playing ineligible player. Nice.

Flip Saunders

Washington Wizards head coach Flip Saunders questions a call as his team plays Indiana Pacers in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Wednesday, April 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)


They are still the Washington Wizards.

Coach Flip Saunders sent Roger Mason with 3:27 left in the first quarter, according to He promptly sank a nice little baseline jumper.

The problem — Saunders hadn’t put Mason on the active roster.

At the first timeout after the bucket the Wizards were assessed a technical.

The basket was not taken off the board but it was taken away from Mason and given to Rashard Lewis. So he continues to earn his big paychecks.

They are still the Washington Wizards.