In the first meeting with the Wizards, LeBron James appeared headed to a big night with 11 first-quarter points.
A four-game losing streak that included a loss to the Wizards is over for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Cleveland becomes a bit "fragile" as it falls into a slump, while the Portland Trail Blazers get hold of the league's longest winning streak for this season.
Despite a season-high 20 turnovers, the Wizards still had a chance to pull out a victory in Tuesday's 106-102 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, dropping them to 9-4.
Nene didn't practice for the Wizards on Monday, but Otto Porter fully practiced and appears on pace to return to the lineup for Tuesday's game vs.