The Wizards almost reached their goal of 30 wins, but they blew a 17-point lead and were outscored 33-24 in the fourth quarter.
Nene will be watching from the bench, but he's encouraging the Wizards' backups to show more commitment if they want to be a playoff team in 2013-14.
Alex Len dominated Nerlens Noel this past season, yet it's the Kentucky big man with a shot at becoming the No. 1 overall selection in the 2013 NBA Draft.
If the Wizards can't beat the Nets or Bulls, they'll close out the regular season without a road win in almost a month. But they'll have to do it with some of their best players sitting out.