Nene is on the verge of returning to the lineup, but the Wizards don't know precisely when. They'll get a better idea Thursday when he has a full, hard practice to see how his foot responds.
Kevin Durant hasn't played an NBA game this entire season. That changes Tuesday night.
Chris Bosh knows what it takes for an NBA title. That's why the two-time NBA champion, while impressed with the Wizards, isn't ready to declare them mentally tough yet.
Quality teams don't use injuries or, in the Wizards' case Monday when they beat the Miami Heat, foul trouble as an excuse for not playing well.