Wake-up call: Webster likely to return in Milwaukee

Wake-up call: Webster likely to return in Milwaukee
March 7, 2014, 6:00 am
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The Wizards likely will be getting back Martell Webster after a two-game absence but backup center Kevin Seraphin will miss his sixth game in a row when they play at the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday (CSN+, 9 p.m. ET).

Webster, who has had two back surgeries, was injured last weekend when he crashed to the floor and had someone fall on him late in the win at the Philadelphia 76ers. He initially was on the active roster for the Wizards' win vs. the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, but he was a last-minute scratch. Webster did leave the locker room to join his teammates on the bench in the second half of that 104-91 victory. 

"We'll see how he feels in the morning after shootaround. It looks like he'll probably be able to play," Wizards coach Randy Wittman said after practice Friday. 

This probably means that Otto Porter, who has gotten most of Webster's minutes and played a season-high 22 vs. Utah but wasn't very effective, will fall back in the rotation. Porter was timid on offense, passing up an open shot in the lane and deferring to John Wall in the corner for a three-point attempt. When Porter finally took a shot, his only one of the game, he was blocked by Jeremy Evans. He did have two steals.

The play of Andre Miller, Al Harrington and Drew Gooden off the bench offset Porter's lack of production. Chris Singleton, another forward who came off the bench to play 11 minutes, didn't score or take a shot. 

The Wizards (32-29) are 1-1 without Webster and can use his ability to score in bunches. 

Seraphin (right knee) is still being called day-to-day because of swelling. According to Wittman, he did do some conditioning such as the elliptical machine. 

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