MORNING TIP: Waking up with the Wizards, who are in Rio de Janeiro preparing for their second preseason game with the Chicago Bulls on Saturday (NBATV, 5 p.m.
The Wizards can survive should Emeka Okafor's neck injury keep him out another month, meaning a return early into the regular season.
Nene went home to Brazil on Wednesday, and his Wizards teammates joined him.
Wizards vs. Nets
at Verizon Center
TV: Tonight, NBATV, 7 ET. Radio: 106.7 FM