The Wizards are on pace to win 56 games, which would be the most in 40 years, but even that might not be enough to win the Eastern Conference.
An admittedly perturbed Marcin Gortat grabbed a game-high 16 rebounds and Nene led the Wizards with 20 points and clutch plays in the fourth quarter of a 99-90 victory vs. the Nets.
The Wizards are 28-13 with 41 games left in the regular season, but their lack of consistent play on defense and spotty production from key reserves have to improve.
Bradley Beal felt he was outplayed in Friday's loss to the Nets at Verizon Center. He got his revenge one night later with 17 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in Brooklyn.