The Wizards appeared in control, except for a season-high 24 turnovers, and they were outscored 22-9 in the last 8:30 in an 87-82 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday at Target Center.
Wizards vs. Timberwolves
at Target Center
TV: CSN, 8 p.m. ET
Season series: Wizards lead 1-0.
Bradley Beal did not practice Tuesday, but the rookie shooting guard for the Wizards wasn't wearing a protective brace on his left ankle.
While Nene is overjoyed to play in his native Brazil for an exhibition game with the Wizards next season, he knows it will be difficult to get his teammates to focus.