The Washington Post

Rasual Butler and Otto Porter Jr. combined for 33 points in Pierce's place.

Blatche is trying to play down the significance of his first game back in Washington.

Blatche will make his return to Washington with the Nets on Friday after a tumultuous seven seasons with the Wizards.

The Brooklyn Nets are in first place, but Andray Blatche hasn't completely moved on from his time in Washington as he criticized the Wizards on Twitter and the radio.

Andray Blatche has moved on from Washington, but his jersey number - zero - serves as a reminder of where he has been and hopes to overcome in Brooklyn.