The Wizards will be down to just nine players against the equally undermanned Charlotte Bobcats. They knew upon arrival that they wouldn’t have Rashard Lewis, Josh Howard, Trevor Booker, Nick Young and Cartier Martin, but Hamady Ndiaye suffered a strained right patella tendon during warm-ups. While playing in the NBA Developmental League affiliate in North Dakota, Ndiaye had a left knee injury which led the team to bring him back. Ndiaye made a simple spin move in the post on Sunday and came up limping. The Bobcats will be without Stephen Jackson, Shaun Livingston, Tyrus Thomas, DeSagana Diop, Eduardo Najera and Joel Przybilla. John Wall returns from his one-game suspension and needed 45 tickets in his home state of North Carolina. If the Wizards defeat the Bobcats and the New York Knicks win, the Knicks would clinch a playoff berth.
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Tipoff: 7:00 p.m.; TV: CSN; Radio: 106.7 FM. Check out a live box score from tonight’s game here.