Webster improving, could play Monday

Webster improving, could play Monday
December 8, 2013, 5:00 pm
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Washington Wizards forward Martell Webster (9) during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Wizards 92-84.

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Five Wizards sat out of practice on Saturday. By Sunday, the sidelined quintet turned into quartet.

Kevin Seraphin, inactive for Friday's overtime loss against the Bucks with a sore right knee, participated in Sunday's session. Martell Webster (left ankle sprain), Nene (right foot soreness) and Al Harrington (sore right knee) along with Bradley Beal (leg) did not.

Of those sitting, Webster has the best chance to play when the Denver Nuggets visit on Monday, but expect a game-time decision.

"We'll see again tomorrow," Wizards coach Randy Wittman said following practice. "It's his decision, but we also want to err on the side of caution. You don't want it to be a lingering thing. He said its much better today even as it got better yesterday."

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The upcoming schedule fits into the decision. Following Monday's game, the Wizards do not play again until Friday at Atlanta, meaning Webster would have nearly a week of no game action. For a team already without Beal and limited shooters on the bench, Washington cannot afford any long-term setbacks.

As for Friday's gut punch loss being a potential setback, Wittman has already moved on.

That game is over. We've discussed it, looked at it, worked on it all day yesterday. That's over, we move forward now. I've seen them take steps like this. We're up three coming down in the next game,. we're going to win. We're going to learn from mistakes. That's what we did yesterday. Today we go back to getting ready [for the Nuggets].