Now that the Wizards have gotten Paul Pierce some rest and their confidence renewed with a soft touch, the schedule picks up yet again starting Friday.
Rasual Butler's 14 points, half of which came in the fourth quarter when the Knicks made a run, underscores why his contract will be allowed to become fully guaranteed Saturday.
The Wizards destroyed the Knicks -- who have lost 13 in a row to set a franchise low -- for the third time this season behind 20 points from Nene and 18 from John Wall.
If Quincy Acy and the Knicks can't get John Wall to lose his cool, they probably have little chance vs. the Wizards tonight (CSN+, CSNwashington.com and NBC Sports Live Extra, 7 p.m. ET).
The Wizards had multiple reasons for waiving Glen Rice, who only had a partially guaranteed contract entering the season, and now have an open roster spot.