Hawks reserves Mike Scott and Shelvin Mack led a fourth-quarter surge on a night when starters were struggling, and Atlanta held to beat the Washington Wizards 106-102 Tuesday.
Wizards forward Nene is sidelined with a right foot injury.
LeBron James lost the battle for an offensive rebound and stewed in frustration while everyone else ran downcourt, leaving his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates to defend 4-on-5 at the other end while the game was still in the balance in the fourth quarter.
Wizards teammates Nene, Kevin Seraphin and Otto Porter kicked back in the Verizon Center Thursday to play a round of FIFA on the Jumbotron.
Dirk Nowitzki limped off to the locker room after a fourth-quarter fall, then returned to make a key 3-pointer, and Monta Ellis scored 24 of his 34 points in the first half Wednesday night, leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 105-102 victory over the Washington Wizards.
Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal has made his season debut after being sidelined since breaking his left wrist in early October.
Washington Wizards reserve forward Kris Humphries said the team’s bench players have been beating up on the starters lately in practice.
John Wall had 27 points and 11 assists as the Washington Wizards pulled out a 107-103 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.
Rasual Butler says his Wizards teammates don’t know he was on an episode of a certain reality show. Other news and notes from his interview with The Junkies.
The Wizards and the Pacers both wrapped up four games in five days on Saturday night, and had played overtime games three days ago.