Nene scored 17 points and Bradley Beal added 16 as the Washington Wizards overcame a sluggish offense and beat the Orlando Magic 96-86 Friday night.
Washington Wizards forward Nene plans to ease himself back when he returns Wednesday from a knee injury.
Perhaps we should re-name our NBA franchise the Whoa-zards because coach Randy Wittman’s team has been pretty surprising since Nene went down with a sprained knee 15 days ago.
Filling the 6-foot-11, 260-pound void left in the lineup by injured Nene will be no small task. It may even take a committee of veterans to do so, but it will be a great test of Washington’s meddle as they make their final playoff push.
After initial fears of a season-ending knee injury, Washington Wizards forward Nene only has a sprained MCL, the team has confirmed.
Nene scored 18 points and led a strong defensive effort to help the Washington Wizards beat the Sacramento Kings 93-84 on Sunday night.
The Washington Wizards had a 34-point lead against the Miami Heat reduced to single digits Wednesday night before holding on for a 114-97 victory in Greg Oden’s first game in more than four years.
John Wall and Nene had 19 points apiece, Trevor Ariza scored 16 and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 102-88 on Monday night.
Bradley Beal scored 26 points and Nene added 24, leading the Washington Wizards to a 98-91 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.
With rumors of dissent swirling, the Cleveland Cavaliers found a surefire remedy — a virtuoso performance by slumping All-Star Kyrie Irving.