The Wizards have been playing some strong basketball over the last five games, but if they are to beat the Indiana Pacers, Washington will have to do so without Nene. Jan Vesely will start in his space.
For the Wizards to get to .500 for the first time in four years, they'll have to knock off the NBA's most dominant team -- on the road -- and without Nene.
A stress reaction in the lower leg isn't uncommon for 20-year-olds such as Wizards guard Bradley Beal, who is out for the second time since April.
The Pacers haven't lost at home and have the best record in the NBA at 14-1, but the Wizards have been on a hot streak by winning five of their last six games.