Nene and A.J. Price will both be available when the Wizards host the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday at Verizon Center. Nene had missed the past two games, both losses, with a sore right shoulder and Price sat against the New York Knicks with a bruised right thigh.
The Wizards (18-39) are looking to snap the first two-game home losing streak since John Wall made his debut. After Friday’s 96-88 loss to New York, Coach Randy Wittman said he was more encouraged about the way the team played.
“We got back to being who we were,” Wittman said. “We had some crucial turnovers. We didn’t make free throws. But we played the right way. We played hard and we didn’t win the game but to move on in a positive manner coming into today, that’s how we’ve got to look at it.”
Former Wizard Nick Young would’ve played his first game in Washington since he was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers last March. But Young is not with the team after spraining his left ankle on Friday in practice. Young had 17 points in Philadelphia’s 92-84 victory over the Wizards on Jan. 30 at Wells Fargo Center.
The 76ers (23-34) snapped a seven-game losing streak on Saturday with a 104-97 victory over the Golden State Warriors. All-star guard Jrue Holiday had 27 points in the win.
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Tipoff: 7 p.m.
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Radio: 106.7 (WJFK FM)