Exactly one week ago, Washington blew a 20-point halftime lead to the Indiana Pacers, ruining Nene’s home debut as a Wizard.
Tonight the Wizards face the Pacers again, this time in Indianapolis. John Wall hopes to improve his late-game performance.
Washington has compiled a 2-6 record since the three-team deal that brought Nene to the team, but the Brazilian center has had a positive effect on the team, which has held opponents to just 90.5 points per game and holding opponents to 43.1 percent shooting.
Nene (back) and Trevor Booker (foot, knee) did not practice on Wednesday but both will start tonight against Indiana.
The Wizards have welcomed back Cartier Martin, who signed a 10-day contract with the team on Wednesday. And Shelvin Mack has returned to Indy, the city where he spent the past three years helping to elevate Butler into a relevant college basketball program.
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Tipoff: 7 p.m. TV: Comcast SportsNet Plus; Radio: 106.7 (WJFK FM). Check out a live box score for today’s game here.