This is why Paul Pierce is with the Wizards. After they briefly lost a lead they'd held all game, the 37-year-old stepped into a three-pointer as John Wall drove into the lane and buried it.
Ever since acquiring the Brazilian big man in 2012, no Nene typically means bad news for the Wizards.
Nene, who has missed the Wizards' last two games because of recurring irritation to his right foot and hasn't practiced since in a week, sat out another Friday and doesn't appear likely to play in
It's the first crisis of the season for the Wizards after taking their most lopsided loss by 26 points at the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday.
"You so called experts, how the hell are you going to pick an MVP before the season starts. You don't know who's going to have a great year, who's going to have an off year."