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    Thornton Sore, But Relishing Added Workload In Washington

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    While most players in the Washington Wizards locker room were either congratulating one another, getting dressed or a combination of both after a 101-95 victory over Chicago at Verizon Center on Monday night, Al Thornton was trying to get comfortable while slumped back in the chair in front of his locker.

    Nearly 30 minutes of playing time had taxed the 6-foot-8 forward to the point where his knees were wrapped in ace bandages over ice packs. Then Thornton, one of the Wizards' newest players, politely requested from a team staff member an ice bucket for both of his feet.

    "Sore," Thornton said when asked how he was feeling. "I'm not used to these minutes, but I'm excited."

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