Paul Pierce is a New England sports icon. So is Tom Brady. The Wizards forward made it clear he's backing the Patriots QB in Sunday's Super Bowl - and and whether he's deflated a basketball.
The Wizards had to come from 19-point and 22-point deficits in the last two games in which they went 1-1, but Otto Porter and Garrett Temple could be in line for more time.
Otto Porter helped spark a fourth quarter rally, but nothing the Wizards did against the Suns could offset a slow start in their road trip finale.
Paul Pierce missed his second game with a sore toe and John Wall tweaked his ankle going into tonight's game vs. Suns (CSN, CSNwashington.com and NBC Sports Live Extra, 10:30 p.m. EET).
John Wall and Paul Pierce are available, but Nene will sit for the Washington Wizards in their road trip finale at the Phoenix Suns.