The Wizards have six straight games against teams with winning records for the first time in 37 years, but they will have to go for their seventh win without Nene. Nene will miss his second consecutive game with a sore right shoulder as the Wizards host the New York Knicks for the second time in as many months.
Coach Randy Wittman has gone with Chris Singleton at starting power forward to match up with Knicks all-star forward Carmelo Anthony, who scored 31 points when the teams met on Feb. 6 and the Wizards won, 106-96. John Wall had 21 points and nine assists in the win and will be looking to break out of mini-slump that has seen him shoot just 29.6 percent since the all-star break.
“I think he’s trying too hard sometimes to have that break, to get through,” Wittman said of Wall. “I think John loses sight of it as well as people on the outside, the effect that he still has on the game and our players with what he brings to the game, his speed, his ability to find people.”
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Tipoff: 7 p.m.
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Radio: 106.7 (WJFK FM)